The Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says it has adopted a community engagement based approach in order to enhance bills distribution and cash collection per transformer across its franchise areas.
This was disclosed in a statement signed and issued to newsmen by KEDCO’s Head of Communicatio, Mr. Ibrahim Shawai on Friday in Kano.
He said, the initiative is to create a platform where community through their Transformer committees can help guide their staff in the distribution of bills and ensuring payment to boost collection for the company.
According to him, “We are adopting this measure as a means to ensure that we boost collection so as to be able to meet our financial obligation to our partners in the power chain.
“Since the bills distribution and cash collections is by transformer, every customer using such transformer would now be expected to pay 100 per cent of their current charges and 20 per cent of outstanding on every transformer.’’
The Management maintained that this approach would ensure more ownership as well as widening the participation of more stakeholders in the interest of the power sector development.
The Management appealed to customers in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States to assist KEDCO by paying their bills in time, adding “such will motivate us to serve you better.’’