By Fabian Hakalits – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, has challenged PNG Power Limited (PPL) to operate as a profitable business entity.
While millions of Kina have been invested in the rural electrification program, Maru was disappointed PNG Power Limited both failed to complete work on time, and power outages remained.
Maru made these comments last Friday during the presentation of another K100,000 payment to PNG Power Limited for power line extensions.
Yangoru-Saussia has invested millions on the rural electrification program because of the largest line of 96 kilometers being in their area.
Maru said if PNG Power Limited wants to be a commercial focused organisation, it should ensure reliable power supply is maintained.
“PNG Power Limited must convert free capital investments into profits,” he said.
Failure to maintain constant power supply has affected homes, public service functions and investors, and the national government needs to have a dialogue with PNG Power Limited to ensure problems are fixed.
“PPL must look after its people, by ensuring there is constant power supply. In that way, we will work together and continue to invest to PNG Power, because we want power into our homes,” he said.