Residents of Aleppo indignant as Syrian government cuts off electricity for more than 20 hours a day

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 28 مايو، 2018 7:15:02 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي مجتمع أهلي

Aleppo - SMART

In recent few days, residents in the city of Aleppo, Northern Syria are indignant because the Syrian government has been cutting off electricity for more than 20 hours a day in neighborhoods that it controls.

In the past days, hours of "electricity rationing" have reached 21 per day. The electricity is cut off for seven or eight hours, only to run for one hour throughout the day.

This coincides with high temperatures, fasting in the month of Ramadan, and the spread of harmful insects.

The Syrian government's electricity company in Aleppo didn't report any particular reason as to why they are cutting off electricity for such long hours, especially since the start of the month of Ramadan. In recent months, the hours for "electricity rationing" were reduced to three hours of cut-off, followed by three hours running.

The sparse number of hours rationed has recently led some people to cancel their subscriptions to private generators located in the neighborhoods, in order to save on the money they pay for these to run.

Families now are forced to re-activate their own generators (locally known as Amperes). However, others again do not participate in this due to the high costs per month. There are families who expect that the Syrian government will increase rationing hours, and have not cancelled their subscriptions to private generators because they do not trust the Syrian government.

Each family controlled by the Syrian government after the displacement agreement, needs 16,000 Syrian pounds per month in the eastern neighborhoods, and 14,000 Syrian pounds in the western neighborhoods.

The residents of the eastern neighborhoods suffer because the Syrian government doesn't provide them with services. Also, many arrests have taken place in the neighborhoods, most recently on Sunday. Aleppo was seized by the Syrian government in December 2016 after a military campaign led to killing and displacing of tens of thousands of civilians.

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