PPL targets illegal users

The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

PNG Power customers in Mendi who have been using power illegally are coming forward to pay their fees following a disconnection exercise last month.
A few landowner companies have also paid fees to have power supply re-connected.
PNG Power chief executive officer Chris Bais said the company was working hard to deal with illegal power connections and ensure that everyone paid their electricity bills.
“The illegal power disconnection operation will continue to ensure all illegal power connections are completely stopped,” Bais said.
The operation was supported by Mendi’s four major tribes – Kiburu, Wa’a, Wakwak and Tende – and some youths who accompanied the PNG Power workers to visit the communities.
Awareness on the implications of illegal power connections and power safety measures were conducted during the visits.
PNG Power is urging loyal customers in Mendi and surrounding areas to report any suspicious activities of illegal power connections.
People can contact its Mendi office, or the national call centre on 7090 8000/76535261/76535273.