Friday, 22 June 2018

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon: The Town Of Kumba Deprived Of Electricity For Five Days

The reasons for this “blackout” are still unknown. The city is paralyzed. The city of Kumba, the administrative center of the Meme department in the South West region, has not been supplied with electricity for five days. 

This situation, combined with doubts about the safety of the city’s exit routes, creates a dead city atmosphere in the city.

Joined on the phone by, an inhabitant tells: “We are on the fifth day without electricity in Kumba and we do not even know when it will come back because nobody informs us of what is happening, we are confused”. Returned to the Eneo agency in the city, the same source indicates that no official wants to speak on the subject.
Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon: The Town Of Kumba Deprived Of Electricity For Five Days
The absence of power affects this city, considered the economic heart of the Southwest region. Economic operators say they suffer heavy losses. Those with generators have embarked on a new activity: the charging of electronic devices. “The phones are charged at 200 CFA francs for 30 minutes,” an inhabitant told

“Kumba in the dark: The people of Kumba have also the problem of power shedding.They have been deprived of electricity since last Sunday.The solar energy and the generator are now used by some city-dwellers who can afford it. of the blackout is not known “, alert a shoreline on his twitter account.

The city of Kumba is isolated from the regional capital, Buea, since last weekend. Armed groups blocked the axis connecting the two cities for several hours, before the intervention of the army. In spite of this intervention of the army, the circulation between the said cities is always shy, because of the fear which reigns on the side of the drivers.
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