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Technical hitch hits Arba Minch, Ethiopia
By Kaleyesus Bekele
Source: The Reporter
A technical failure in the power supply in the Arba Minch town of Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State has plunged residents in a blackout.
Local residents told The Reporter that the town was a in a complete blackout since the previous Monday after an accident occurred in one of the transformers at the substation on the outskirts of the town. The residents said there was no electric power supply for a week. However, they said in the past three days there was power for half a day. “There was light in the mornings which was interrupted in the afternoon,” they said.
Misikir Negash, corporate communications head with the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo), told The Reporter that the problem was related to a technical problem, adding that the corporation was trying to solve it.
Minilik Getahun, head of the Southern Region marketing department, told The Reporter that a week ago technical failure was encountered at the substation. “We have managed the problem,” Minilik told The Reporter in a telephone interview yesterday. “Currently, the electric power supply has resumed. However, when we called residents yesterday morning, we were told that there was no power in the city.
So what else is new. Wait until Gil Gibe XI and Arba Minch will be like Paris by night.
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