8 February 2013

Sierra Leone: Over Persistent Blackout - Citizens Blast APC Agenda

Freetown — Some residents of Freetown have blasted the ruling All People's Congress (APC)'s 'Agenda for Prosperity' over the incessant blackout in the city since the start of 2013.

Most residents who spoke to Concord Times said the 'Agenda for Prosperity' has done nothing to maintain the supply of electricity in the city that was brought about by the 'Agenda for Change'.

In an interview with one Abdulai Bangura, he told Concord Times that the 'Agenda for Prosperity' seems not to be working in the interest of power supply, especially in the capital city, Freetown.He said in the first five years of APC governance, the priority was better under the 'Agenda for Change' but things seem not to be working under the prosperity agenda.

"Light has become a strange thing in the city since the start of the 'Agenda for Prosperity'," he said adding that the government should try to maintain what they started.

Mariama Kargbo also told Concord Times that the shortage of electricity in the city has affected a lot of businesses.She said some people cannot do their business without electricity hence many residents in the city are angry with the prosperity agenda of the APC.

"Some of our people get their daily bread by selling cold water and it is obvious that without electricity, they cannot do their business and it is very bad for them because that is where they get to sustain their lives," she said.

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