It has been disclosed by the Director General of ENEO (Energy of Cameroon), Eric Mansuy, that the electricity company loses the sum of 60 billion FCFA yearly. He made the revelation while speaking on “Actualités Hebdo” over state broadcaster CRTV on Sunday, July 4.
Present as guest of this edition of the TV programme, he seized the opportunity to address some issues he highlighted as misconceptions about ENEO which he is head of. His statements were a contrast to the image many Cameroonians have had in mind so far of the enterprise “The sector of electricity loses 60 billion FCFA every year due to fraud” the Frenchman declared.
“I hear people talk of overbilling. I want to say loud and clear that there is no overbilling at ENEO” he added.
These utterances appear to be controversial to many because a good number of Cameroonians have had to table complaints of miscalculations or billings which did not reflect what they consumed.
However, as efforts are said to be made gearing towards an amelioration of the situation, Betatinz.com reported some days ago about a non-refundable grant from Korea to Cameroon, for an increase in the provision of water and electricity in some parts of the country. In the funding agreement the sum of 3.6 billion FCFA was pledged.
Cameroonians only hope that the paperwork gets implemented so that they can have a better electricity supply among other basic amenities.
Written by Pavel Joseph Nyuysuliy – Journalist