FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Some residents of Ferozkoh City, the capital of western Ghor province, are complaining about the cutting off of electricity supply, while local officials termed financial reason behind the blackout.
According to Da Afghanistan BreshnaShirkat, 25,000 families in Ferozkoh use electricity generated by fuel, others use solar electricity while some families live without electricity.
No electricity despite payment
Noor Ahmad Aslami, a resident of Ferozkoh, said: “Our electricity is cut off despite the fact we pay our dues in time. During night time, my children could not properly study.”
Syed Zameer, another resident of Ferozkoh, said he and his family lived in darkness during evenings and in the night.
“Government often pledges to construct dams for Ghor and provide them with electricity but after the Taliban takeover there is complete darkness. Now we want the government to provide us with electricity.”
Efforts on to restore electricity supply
Abdul Salaam Tawhid, Ghor DABS director, said majority of Ghor residents used electricity generated from diesel-run generators and at this stage the DABS was facing financial problems.
He added they are waiting for the DABS to provide them budget and then electricity to Ferozkoh city could be restored.
“We don’t have money, there is need for 15,000 litres of diesel monthly to provide electricity to Ferozkoh residents,” he said.
According to Tawhid, the amount paid by electricity consumers was deposited in the bank and they could not withdraw the required amount from the bank due to banking curbs.