Safety is paramount for E.P.C

By Joyetter Luamanu ,

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Workers of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) have been working hard for the past two days to restore electricity.

Workers of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) have been working hard for the past two days to restore electricity. (Photo: Samoa Observer)

Workers of the Electric Power Corporation (E.P.C.) have been working hard for the past two days to restore electricity to as many homes in Samoa as possible.

The country was left without electricity after Cyclone Gita struck on Friday night, knocking down power poles and throwing trees on power lines.

This meant that for safety reason, E.P.C. had to switch off the power.

For some parts of the town area, electricity was restored as early as Saturday night.

But safety is paramount, according to the Chairman of the E.P.C. Board, Pepe Christian Fruean. 

“At this time, the guys are working really hard to get the power working again,” he said. 

“However at the same time, safety is supreme. 

“There are live wires out there which have been disconnected when trees fell on them and so, they are cautious about turning it on.”

Pepe said he understands that everyone wants their electricity.

But he asked members of the public to be patient as his men are working round the clock to ensure safety before the electricity is restored.

“Again, the safety of so many people is paramount to us,” he said.

“It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

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