Cameroon – Yaounde: ENEO technicians demand “fuel” from local inhabitants in order to remove a fallen high tension pole.

Written by Deckson N.

For the past week, the cables of high tension have been littering the ground near Nyom in the first district of Yaoundé, 25 minutes from the presidential palace, not far from the place known as Eniet.

These current wires, fell after a violent rain, frequent in this severe rainy season.

The local residents say they have called the ENEO service (the company in charge of distributing the electricity) to find a solution to the fall of the high voltage wires, which has caused the power cut across the area concerned.

It’s been over a week since we called the Eneo technicians. No team was dispatched to the field, despite the many calls and raises, “says Albert T. inhabitant of Nyom.

On the phone, technicians demand fuel, prior to any movement as is often the rule in Cameroon, the young man continued, looking displeased.

The roof of a house went up in smoke beneath the sparks of high tension which led to a mango tree in its fall.

For the time being, no loss of life has been recorded.

Installed less than a year ago, this high voltage was not able to keep up, in part, because of the quality of the poles.

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