Some stakeholders which includes men, women, youth groups and sociocultural organizations in Akwa Ibom state has called for an end to the estimated billing of electricity consumers in country.
Mr Akparawa Edet, who is the president of the sociocultural organizations in the state spoke on behalf of other persons in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital saying the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC needs to improve its supply services to consumers.
He noted that many persons are not happy with paying estimated bills particularly where there is little or no power supply.
He pointed out that a situation where individuals and communities purchase and install transformers, electricity poles and cables on their expense only for PHEDC to later take ownership of such facilities would no longer be unacceptable.
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According to him, such facilities could be only bequeathed to the PHEDC or any other distribution company on the basis of equal ownership between the provider of the facility and the
He also called on the power distribution company to desist from unethical business principles when providing services to consumers.