SHORTAGE OF FUEL AND MATERIAL AFFECTS EEC OPERATIONS

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BY THEMBA ZWANE

MBABANE – The political unrest in the kingdom and riots in South Africa has had a serious effect on Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC) service delivery.

The company has informed the public that they would be offering limited services countrywide due to the looming shortage of material and fuel.

A statement issued by the company states that the company supply chain has been broken by recent events in the country and this has been compounded by the existing situation in South Africa.

“EEC together with local contractors has also been faced with another predicament in fuel shortages experienced over the past few days. These two unexpected situations have forced EEC to limit services and focus and focus specifically on power restriction on existing structures to ensure continuity of supply and avoid a possible total blackout in the country,” reads the statement in part.

EEC Substation

It further highlights that processing of new connections and quotations will be delayed as a result.

EEC is closely monitoring developments affecting the company’s supply chain and assures all services will be fully restored once the situation normalises.

In the meantime, customers are advised to report all power outages on the company’s Self-Service platform *8888#.

“We appeal for patience and understanding from all our customers.”

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