Sudan Democracy First Group highlights ‘corruption in electricity sector’
A report by the Sudan Democracy First group has highlighted corrupt practices with regard to the contracts clients must enter into with the Sudanese electricity supplier.
“The government corporations have had complete control over all electricity operation in the decades since independence, according to the report.
“Reflecting upon the electricity supply adhesion/submission contract, it is obvious that clients, including citizens, are getting an unfair deal. These terms and conditions of an adhesion/submission contract are usually dictated by the stronger party who provides the service offered, and as such the client is at a receiving end with little/no negotiating powers. The client (citizens), the weaker party to this contract, has no right to dispute or object to any term or condition. In essence this is a type of corruption whereby the Sudanese power company steals from the citizens,” the report continues.
“It is high time for citizens to start addressing these corrupt practices and contest these adhesion/submission contracts and demand change in the way the electricity and water supplies are organized and administered.”
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