East Berbice residents raise electricity concerns with GPL

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) on Tuesday met some Corentyne, East Berbice residents to inform them about its new system and to address concerns.

GPL Customer Service Officer for East and West Berbice, Ms. Amete Skinner-Andrews told DPI the outreach was particularly for customers without internet connectivity.

“We are trying to meet our customers … we are going to explain to them how they could apply for a service and do change of tenancy and so on and try to solve some of the issues that they have in the field that we are not aware of in the office,” she said.

GPL is also currently providing an online service and the company wanted to ensure that all of its customers had the opportunity to participate.

“We are here now so all of those persons can meet with us so that we could accept their application and we’d forward it to them, to the office, to pay for the service,” she said.

Additionally, GPL Berbice is currently working on the public utility upgrade programme to replace bad service lines and metres.

The team also ventured into Belvedere village to meet residents. Several persons who occupy unregularised areas in the village, some for as long as 26 years, bemoaned the lack of electricity.

Resident, Mr. Phunardeo Mohamed says electricity supply to the area would be welcomed.  “We glad fuh get this current cause we children them have to go to school and we have no light for them to study,” he explained. GPL has approximately 30,000 customers in Berbice. Customers who are experiencing challenges are urged to visit the Chesney office.

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