MBABANE: Police officers have urged National Commissioner William Dlamini to speed up the engagements and resolve payment issues with the Eswatini Electricity Company(EEC) to restore electricity services that were terminated in police camps in the country.
Police documents in possession of this Swaziland News suggests that on Wednesday, 02 December 2020, the National Commissioner wrote a memo informing police officers through Headquarters Branches that the electricity company was intending to terminate its services, however, the reason for the termination was not clearly specified in the documents.
“Addresses are informed that EEC is disconnecting their services on our institutions w.e.f 02/12/2020. Officers are therefore requested to be patient since the National Commissioner is working tirelessly towards resolving this issue” read the memo from the National Commissioner with reference number Natcom/3/10/x/22 of 02/12/2020.
Efforts to reach Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, the Police Spokesperson proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.
But police officers who spoke to this publication said their main concern was the fact that its been four days now since the electricity was terminated and no action has been taken to restore the situation.
“In the previous administration under Isaac Magagula, we were not treated like this, he would not go to sleep without making sure the electricity was restored in the various police camps” said a police officer who cannot be named for ethical reasons.
Manzini Police Station