The company in charge of distributing electricity in Cameroon, ENEO is about to launch a vast campaign to install new power transformers in the town of Ebolowa, South region to reduce the problem of persistent blackout and voltage.
The first phase of the project amounting to about FCFA 500 million will have ENEO agents replace the old power transformers of 15 kilovolts and replace them with new ones of 30 kilovolts.
This phase is expected to run for four weeks, during which the population of Ebolowa will suffer long hours of blackout twice a week.
According to Rodolphe Mbimbe, ENEO’s South regional director, the works will ameliorate the service offered to clients in terms of voltage as well as reduce the frequency at which light goes off in case of any incident.
Most parts of the country have been experiencing serious blackout especially with the coming of the rainy season.
Unanswered questions have been raised as to why the country cannot yet boast of a constant offer in electricity with the multiple actors involved in the sector, including ENEO, SONATREL and EDC.