Anna Regina deputy mayor outraged over continuous “blackout”

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_img…slams GPL for removal of generatorDeputy Mayor of the town of Anna Regina, Darshan Persaud, is outraged at the service being offered by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).In an interview with Guyana Times, Persaud said residents in the township are complaining about the long periods of power outage, which have contributed to the loss of thousands of dollars in ice cream, chicken, meat, and other frozen foods.Persaud told this publication that the generator which was removed from the Anna Regina Power Station to facilitate the Bartica Regatta was not used at the event; and he said he cannot understand why the power company had removed it fromAnna Regina Deputy Mayor Darshan Persaudthe region in the first place.He said GPL needs to answer to the many residents of Region Two, who have suffered losses as a result of the company’s negligent decision.“If they wanted to send a backup to Bartica from Anna Regina, they must inform the residents, especially the business sector, before doing so. I personally know that the technical staff at Anna Regina is doing a good job to provide the region with electricity, but we need to know who (made) that sudden decision, and some disciplinary action should be taken (against them) . It was the Easter holiday weekend, and many businesses stocked up on their frozen food,” the outraged Deputy Mayor added.Over the Easter weekend, a generator placed by GPL at the Anna Regina Power Station, Essequibo to supply the region with electricity was moved to Bartica for the Regatta.According to reports, the remaining generators cannot supply the coast, and as such, residents were faced with constant blackouts.A GPL source informed that the generator moved was currently the best generating set at the power plant.Meanwhile, businesses, especially those in the ice, fish, and meat industries, are complaining of the extra dollars they have to spend to run their own generators.Rice millers are also severely affected by this move. (Mohanlall Seulall)last_img read more

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