4000 EDSA Metres Expected Soon 

 

By Ayodele Deen-Cole

The Communication Officer at the Ministry of Energy, Lahai Kpaka has assured this press that very soon the shortage of pre-paid meters will be a thing of the past for the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA).

Currently, he said EDSA has received thousands of applications from both domestic and industrial consumers for metres but there are no new meters in store.

While confirming the shortage of meter to this press, Mr Kpaka disclosed that four thousand pre-paid meters are expected to arrive in the country next month to help address the acute shortage. According to him, the shortage of pre-paid meters is due to the fact that EDSA is trying to contract new business partners for the provision of pre-paid meters, adding that at present, they have completed all the necessary procedures ahead of the arrival of the metres.

He further noted that the distribution of the new meters would be based on first-come-first-serve as EDSA, he said, has received many applications for the past years.

He urged all those that have applied for pre-paid meters to remain calm and be hopeful as, according to him, “the Authority is doing all it can to address the issue.”