Demonstrators block streets protesting blackout in Yemeni Hadhramout

Hadhramout (Debriefer)
2019-09-08 | Since 6 Month

Demonstrators blocking a street of Hadhramout, southeast Yemen

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Demonstrators blockedon Sunday main streetsin Mukalla, provincial capital of the Yemeni southeastern Hadhramout,in protest of prolonged blackouts and bad services.

Irritated protestors blocked Salam, BaJama'an and Dees streets with stones and burning tires in objection toalmost complete absence of power and deterioration of other services, local sources said, despite promises by government and local authority.

For every 1.5-hour light, Mukalla goes 4 hours in dark, adding to locals' suffering in high temperatures and damp, the sources added.

Shortage in fuel needed to operate generating plants is to blame for blackouts, said Hadhramout governor in a release seen by Debriefer.

Governor Faraj al-Bohsni assured people that electricity service would be restored within hours, after a tanker arrived at Mukalla port with fuel onboard.

Arranges have been made for the arrival of other vessels, in the few coming days, carrying huge quantities of gas oil enough for two or three months, he added.

The governor urged citizens to "practice patience and consider the current conditions experienced by the governorate and the country in general."

For more than 30 hours, Mahara provincial capital of Ghaidha has continuously seen blackout after running out of fuel.

Power cut has occurred following delayed arrival of fuel provided under the Saudi grant to operate plants, said sources at the Yemeni Petroleum Company in the eastern governorate.

Moves are being taken to find temporary solutions until tanker carrying the granted fuel arrives at Nashtoon port within two days, they added.

Generating plants go repeatedly out of service in Aden and neighboring provinces because of fuel shortages.


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