Large Consulting Energy Firms Behind Shoddy Electrification

By Marc Nkwame

Arusha — Street electricians who are accused of shoddy wiring in many households and business premises in the country, are reported to be using licences or permits belonging to large consulting companies.

That came to light during the special training sessions on new regulations and rules on electrical installations organised by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) in Arusha for local electricians here.

The Director for Electricity for Ewura, Engineer Anastas Mbawala, pointed out during the opening session that it has been observed that many street electricians hire seals, certificates and stamps from accomplished engineers who run consulting firms and use the documents to apply for projects.