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Anambra, EEDC Sign MoU On Imprioved Power Supply

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and the government of Anambra have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on modalities that would ensure a more robust and sustainable power supply to the state.

The agreement was signed inside the Anambra State Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Awka, on Friday.

Gov. Chukwuma Soludo and Julius Chukwuemeka, the Commissioner for Power and Power Resources, signed for the Anambra government, while Chief Emeka Offor, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, signed on behalf of the company.

In his speech, Praveen Chorghade, the Managing Director/CEO of EEDC, said the aim of the agreement is to provide energy security and extend universal electricity access for residents of Anambra as much as possible within its constitutional powers. 

Chorghade said the deal would help achieve an overall business turnaround that would contribute to the enhancement of service delivery, commercial performance, shareholders' and stakeholders value addition.

“This ceremony, therefore, is the hallmark of those modest efforts. 

“This model will strengthen the business relationship between EEDC and Anambra state and unlock opportunities for attracting additional investments for twin common objectives of increased reliability of power supply and commercial performance.

“As we speak, a total of 257 projects are at the various stages of implementation, we also have a 66kV high voltage distribution network project within Anambra State. 

“This is aimed at addressing the current sub-transmission bottlenecks at Amichi, Nnewi, Industrial hub, Onitsha, and Awka.

“When this project is completed, we believe it will be a game changer.

“On our part, we promise to deploy our skills and assets in achieving the goals of this partnership.

"Once again, we are grateful for this opportunity."

On his part, Soludo expressed optimism that the partnership would translate into positive changes in the lives of “ndi Anambra”.

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