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Tuensang protests ‘exorbitant’ power bills

By EMN Updated: Jul 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Residents of Tuensang town during a ‘peaceful agitation’ on Friday.

Dimapur, July 26 (EMN):
Outraged by exorbitant electricity bills—despite ‘regular payments’—civil society organisations in Tuensang town organised a peaceful agitation against the department of Power on Friday at Loyem Memorial Ground.

A press release from the Confederation of Chang Students Union (CSSU) informed that the agitation was led by CTS along with CKS, CCSU, AWUTT, YBAA and TCCI.

The protestors marched towards the Deputy Commissioner’s office to submit a memorandum, it informed. “For several months the organisations have given several representations however, the department has failed to respond. The demand of the citizen of the town is communitised electricity billing rather than computerised billing.”

The protestors asserted that they were against neither the government nor the department concerned, but the system; and they will be serving a seven-day ultimatum to the department of Power.

By EMN Updated: Jul 26, 2019 10:39:20 pm