The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has launched a community empowerment programme meant to ensure 100 per cent monthly collection of bills in communities within the South-East.
The Head, EEDC Communication, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said in a statement on Sunday in Enugu that the launch of the initiative took place recently in five states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo under EEDC jurisdiction.
Mr Ezeh explained that with the initiative, the communities were expected to ensure that bills for energy consumed are paid for in full, while as incentive, commission on the collection will be paid to the group appointed by the community to oversee this responsibility.
According to him, the initiative would create a source of income for them and lead to improvement of electricity supply in the community as well.
In his remarks at the launch of the initiative in various events, the Managing Director of EEDC, Mr Okey Nwosu, said that the initiative was introduced as part of conscious plan to reduce Aggregate Technical and Commercial (ATC) losses experienced by the company.
At the launch in Awka, Anambra, Gov. Willie Obiano, lauded EEDC for the initiative and expressed the state government’s preparedness to support it.