Inhambane: Vandalization of a Transformer Station leaves 200 families without power in Massinga

Inhambane: Vandalização de um Posto de Transformação deixa 200 famílias sem energia na Massinga

Around 200 families are without electricity in the district of Massinga, Inhambane province, as a result of the vandalization of a Transformer Station (PT) by unknown individuals.

According to a note from the company Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the vandalization consisted of the removal of the cable that feeds the PT, during the early hours of Thursday, and resources are being mobilized to replace the vandalized equipment.

Recently released official figures indicate that EDM has recorded an estimated financial loss of 27.6 billion meticais (around 433 million dollars) in the current five-year period due to the vandalization of its equipment, energy theft and clandestine connections in various parts of the country.

According to the head of the Commercial and Technical Department at EDM, Marcelina Sambo Chaúque, the alarming growth in losses is seen in urban areas, in this case the cities of Maputo and Matola, which are border areas or isolated from the community.

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