Kunle Kalejaye 25 May 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, withthe United States Agency for International Development, USAID, to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction.
The MoU, according to a statement by the company, is for technical assistance from USAID under the US Government funded Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Programme, PATRP.
The PATRP which is designed to bring more electricity to sub-Saharan Africa through utilisation of transaction-centred approach, is a five technical assistance project being implemented by Tetra Tech Inc.
Under the MoU to be signed this year, the technical assistance will cover provision of management support to address losses, strengthen management controls and enhance the required performance turnaround.
The assistance will also help demonstrate loss reduction strategies as well as other improvements that will serve as demonstrative effect for other distribution companies in the country.
Speaking at the inaugural meeting between EKEDC and Tetra Tech Inc. in Lagos, the President of Tetra Tech Inc., Mr. Dean White, said Tetra Tech has a rich background of experience of partnering and managing power utilities in Africa and as such, looked forward to a successful partnership with EKEDC.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman, Board of Directors of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Charles Momoh, said the company would continue to do everything possible to bring about the desired turnaround in the power situation of the country especially in the company’s licence area.
He said he was confident that the partnership with USAID through Tetra Tech Inc. was a step in the right direction which would in the end, yield positive result to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. Momoh assured that all conditions and responsibilities required from EKEDC for the partnership to work would be met.
Others present at the inaugural meeting were the MD/CEO of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Engr. Oladele Amoda, the MD of Tetra Tech Inc. Mr. Davids Victor and members of top management team from EKEDC and Tetra Tech.