Power outage knocks out Court proceeding

A power outage on Tuesday morning delayed Court proceedings.

The Samoa Observer understands the power outage affected Mulinu’u and a big part of the Apia township.

Members of the public including lawyers found themselves outside the Court rooms when the power did not come back on until after 11am.

A notice from the Ministry of Justice Courts and Administration later said all Court proceedings had been postponed until 12.30 pm due to power outage. 

Court proceedings including a long list for mention in the District Court did not reconvene until 12.30 pm. 

The Electric Power Corporation in a statement earlier this week appealed to consumers to limit their use of electricity following two main generators being disabled from lighting last week.

The massive lightning strike at Fiaga last Monday resulted in an island-wide power outage in Upolu. 

The shortage of power led to E.P.C. declaring a state of emergency in possible power rational across the country. 

E.P.C. stated the preserving and turning off unused appliances will assist the Corporation cover public demand for utilities during the period of emergency. 

“We will advise the public once E.P.C. has completed its repair works and E.P.C. is able to cater for the load demand,” said E.P.C. 

“We thank you for your support and understanding at this time while the Corporation works on repairing." 

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