The standard of living of Mabaruma residents is expected to be improved with a 24-hour electricity supply to Barima-Waini township (Region One) on Sunday.
This is due to the installation of a new generator installed at Mabaruma Power Station, which will address the ‘blackouts’ experienced by residents. During an inspection of the equipment on Saturday, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill expressed his approval for the rapid way in which power station staff installed the genset.
“I am delighted that the engine arrived on Thursday, and today – Saturday – it is already installed and operational. So that’s an immediate relief for the people of Mabaruma, ”Minister Edghill was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).
Accompanying the Minister of Public Works was the Chairman of the District One Regional Democratic Council, Brentnol Ashley, who provided a background to the town’s past electricity crisis.
“Stealing the crankshaft from the 750kVa genset would have mushroomed, and other problems would have arisen as a result of the government intervention to get a new generator, so that the Mabaruma people would be procured. unable to suffer additional power cuts.
“With this engine up and running … we will be able to give our residents 24 hours of electricity,” said the Regional Chairman, according to DPI.
Region One Regional Executive Officer, Regional Vice Chairman, and Mayor were also involved in the inspection of Mabaruma’s new genset.
The current administration has taken other significant steps to increase the nation’s power productivity. Recently, 10 new generator sets worth nearly $ 500 million were acquired by Guyana Power and Light Inc. Six were successfully installed at Onverwagt and Sophia substations. The government has also outlined a series of plans to transform the energy sector, including, but not limited to, an offshore gas facility and off-grid electricity supply from renewable energy sources.