Updated – Cameroon/Anglophone crisis: Bambili deprived of electricity for 12 days

Hundreds of households in Bambili are deprived of electricity and are forced to use kerosene-fed lamps, solar lamps or generators; for those who can afford. This condition, combined with insecurity in the area as a result of the crisis, creates a dead atmosphere in the area.

“We haven’t had power in Bambili for 12 days now. For God’s sake this is a student zone, added with the insecurity it is outrageous and uncalled for,” a bitter student in Bambili tells Gina Informs.

“Are there parents working in ENEO? We have been calling them and what they tell us is that one of their cars was taken by the ‘AMBA’ boys. What has that got to do with the students? Why are they punishing the whole community for that?” he asked unhappily.

Students in Bambili are the most affected by this power outage. On Monday O – Levels and A – Levels students began writing the General Certificate of Education (GCE), most of them have been revising in the dark. Students in the University of Bamenda and ENS Bambili too have been complaining, 

Eneo Cameroon, the national electricity company of Cameroon restored power to hundreds of households in Bambili, Tubah Sub – Division, Northwest Region on Wednesday morning.

A student residing in Bambili told Gina Informs that it lasted only for 3 hours.


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