FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The residents of this capital city of western Farah province complain they avail access to only one hour electricity in 24 hours since two months in temperature reaching 50 Celsius.
Districts of the province have no electricity while only six of total eight police districts of Farah city use diesel powered generators.
Mohammad Ibrahim, a resident of the fifth police district of Farah city, told Pajhwok Afghan News that residents of the six police district had access to only one hour electricity in a day.
He said that weather temperature sometimes soared to 50 degree Celsius and people were in great trouble. Relevant organs have been doing nothing in this regard, he added.
Mir Ahmad, a resident of the second police district of Farah city, endorsed complaint of Ibrahim and said that the voltage of the one-hour electricity from the power utility was very weak and not even usable.
He said the local administration had failed in providing electricity to people, demanding solution to the problem.
ParwizRahmani, head of Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS) or power utility in Farah, acknowledged the power shortage and said that the problem stemmed from technical faults in diesel-run power generators.
He said that parts of the generators could not be found in the country and it was the responsibility of DABS’ main office in Kabul to procure them from abroad.
Farah governor Massoud Bakhtawar said that DABS would bring a power generator from Uruzgan province to resolve shortage of the electricity in Farah.
However, DABS head said that they could not shift the generator from Uruzgan due to lack of facilities and security problems on routes.
Farah provincial council head, DadullahQanay, said that the council had requested the Presidential Palace to shift a power generator from Nangarhar province to Farah for resolving the shortage of electricity.