EEU: Electric Power Restored to 80 Towns in the North

ADDIS ABABA – Electric power has been restored in 80 cities and towns in northern Ethiopia after restoration works to infrastructures damaged during the recent conflict, says the Utility firm.

The state-run Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) says the restoration works on infrastructures enabled to resume of electric services in 80 cities and towns in Amhara, Afar, and Tigray regions.

“Efforts to reconnect the remaining 27 cities and towns to the electric grid is ongoing,” the state-run Utility firm discloses.

The announcement was made on the same day a delegation of senior government officials visited Mekelle city of Tigray region to oversee the implementation of major issues in the peace agreement.

After their trip, the delegation debriefed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about the visit. The PM “gave instructions to CEOs to further expedite resumption of services,” said Security Advisor to the PM Redwan Hussien said in a tweet today.

Accordingly, Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it will resume flights to Mekele as of Wednesday. Ethio Telecom is expected to make a similar announcement as such, says Redwan.

“In the meantime, handing over of heavy weapons and resumption of Constitutional duty of ENDF in Mekelle, in particular, is expected to be executed until Thursday as per the understanding we reached in Nairobi” last week, the Security Advisor added.