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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Nawec board appears after PEC warning letter

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By Kaddy Jawo

The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has finally appeared before the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly to present their 2015 report after a warning letter from the committee on Monday.

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Presenting his institution’s report, Baba Fatajo, the managing director stated that the institution witnessed series of activities in improving the availability and accessibility to both water and electricity supply through the rehabilitation of the existing facilities and the implementation of the new projects to meet customer demand.
Director Fatajo highlighted some of the constraints facing the effectiveness and efficiency of NAWEC operations in the areas of maintenance, scarcity of manpower and the uncontrollable gap between electricity demand and supply.

The chairman of NAWEC told the Committee that they are new and less than eight months into operations and the Board need more time to be able to put their house in order.
NAWEC was operating some 39 accounts and it is always difficult to defend a report when it is already submitted to the Committee because there is nothing pleasant about it, he told the Committee.
The chairperson of the Public Enterprise Committee, Halifa Sallah told NAWEC Board that their report is ineffective and PEC will adjourn and engage the Board for more intensive review before the committee can prepare the final report.
The committee promised to write back to NAWEC Board for further scrutiny.

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