The increase in illegal power usages in the country is something the PNG Power Limited is concern about.
Customer Service General Manager, Upa Mininga, says this type of substandard work compromises lives and valuable properties.
High incidences of burning buildings and lives lost are results of illegal power connections by consumers from main lines, into their homes.
For safety measures, PNG Power Limited has been responding swiftly by disconnecting lines, but people have turned a blind eye to this extremely dangerous practice.
“It’s no point going there fixing illegal connections because when coming back to office, customers go and do the same illegal connections again,” he said.
He added that PPL has come up with a solution that will be made known to the public.
He warned customers that not paying for the power is morally wrong, and also it defrauds the company’s products and services.
PPL’s challenge now is to go out and do awareness by encouraging customers to access power only through legal means.
An interest penalty fine of K2,000 will be imposed on illegal power users.