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LEC dismisses rumour, allays fears

Caswell Tlali

MASERU — Energy Minister Timothy Thahane and the Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) chief executive, Mbele Hoohlo, on Wednesday dismissed as baseless rumours that the power company will not sell electricity to the public for the next two weeks. They told a press conference that the rumour sprang from a minor disturbance in the electricity supply as a result of repairs to some of the equipment.

“These unfounded statements are unfortunate,” Thahane said. “I want to allay fears that we are not going to have electricity for some time. We will continue to have electricity as always.” Hoohlo issued a statement also dismissed the statements as unfounded. He also reassured customers that all their machines are ready as to supply power. The LEC statement said repairs to its network were completed last Wednesday at 3pm.

“The public is therefore notified that the rumour that there will be no power for the next two weeks is unfounded,” reads the LEC’s urgent notice. “The supply of electricity is back to normalcy.”

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