By Mohammed Bello.

Electricity consumers in zamfara state have appealed to authorities concerned to impress on the kaduna electricity distribution company (KAEDCO) and other agencies to improve electricity supply to the residents of the state.


Some of them who spoke on the issue to our reporter in Gusau expressed concerned that only 10 megawatt of electricity is being given to the state thereby resulting in load shedding.


One of the respondent Mal Hassan Garba said inadequate supply of electricity has adversely affected him especially during the fasting period causing a lot of hardship to the residents.


According to him, it has now become normal for residents to break their fast and sahur in darkness since the beginning of the fasting period.


Another residents, Musa Abdu expressed concerned that inadequate supply of electricity has forced price of ice and cold water up by about fifty percent.


He therefore called on the company to do more in terms of improving electricity supply to the state especially during the fasting period to alleviate the suffering of the masses.


Our reporter observed that as a result of load shedding many parts of the state have been without light for many days causing untold hardship to the people coupled with high temperature both in the day and night times.


This has also forced many small businesses using electricity to collapse.


All attempt to reach the KAEDCO Public Relations Officer to comment on the issue proved abortive as all his lines could not go through.