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Thursday, July 24, 2008

SIG clears SIEA power utility debt inorder for electricity to be restored in Honiara

The Solomon Islands Government this week stepped in to rescue the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) after its fuel supplier, Markwarth Oil, refused to provide diesel because of outstanding debts.

Markwarth had refused to supply the Authority since Tuesday forcing it to load shed.

A spokesperson for the Authority says there was no power supply throughout the whole of Honiara City yesterday until after 4:30 in the afternoon.

The power was only restored after the Minister of Energy, Edward Hunuehu, and the Authority Board Chairman, Walton Naezon, delivered a cheque for more than a quarter of million US dollars to Markwarth.

Source: RNZI

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