Blackouts hurt Essequibo residents
Residents on the Essequibo Coast are crying shame at what they call ‘the inhumane treatment’ they are receiving from Guyana Power and Light in that area.
Yesterday, several residents via telephone informed this newspaper that sections of the Essequibo have been without electric power supply for several days, resulting in grave and phenomenal losses for many.
While some complained that the lack of power affects their daily chores which include getting their children properly prepared for school, others lamented that they have lost hundreds of thousands in perishable goods due to the lack of storage power.
Dennis Persaud, owner of a grocery store, related that due to the continuous ‘blackout’ he has lost over $70,000 in ice-cream which he had to ‘share away’ and dispose of since it was spoiling. Residents said the blackout began since Monday and has been that way since. Some related that repeated complaints to the GPL authorities have proved futile since they have not been able to receive any favourable response as to the reason for the black out and when it will be rectified.
This newspaper was unable to contact any GPL representative last night.