By Emmanuel Onyango
Tanzania Electricity Supply Company (TANESCO) has launched a countrywide manhunt for electric saboteurs and illegal connectors.
Launched in Dar es Salaam, the operation will roll out countrywide with a view to seizing all illegal power connectors and those tampering with electric metres.
Azania post was hinted earlier that a number of residents in Dar es Salaam prone areas for illegal connection had been nabbed and will be brought before the court to answer the charges leveled against them.
Tanesco officials move from one house to the other, inspecting customer’s metres and take them to task if found guilty of any offense related to sabotaging their electricity infrastructures tampering with them.
Efforts by Azania Post to reach TANESCO’s spokesperson for comments of analysis to know the losses incurred so far had proved futile.
However, one officer who spoke on condition anonymity said that TANESCO has been complaining of million of losses in its business transactions.
President Dr. John Magufuli had once directed the management of TANESCO to cut off electricity supply to its defaulting customers.