ORMOC CITY, Feb 28 (PNA) –The Leyte Electric Cooperative (LEYECO) V based in Ormoc City stopped contracting methods adopted by consumers in the installation of secondary electrical line due to disarrays of the programmed activities of this electric utility.
Engr. Juanito Jorda, Leyeco V general manager, said that the contracting process or “bayanihan” system adopted by consumers created disorders that troubled them. In fact, at this time, Leyeco does not have knowledge anymore on the location of ongoing installations being carried out by accredited contractors.
What Engr. Jorda preferred was to get only the labor works of some consumers in assisting their contractors instead of having them pay for the services.
The high cost offered by the consumers to the contractors made them chose and prioritized the offer that led the coop to lose control, Engr. Jorda went on.
Instead of speedy works, the contracting system resulted to a slow-paced job due to what he said as jumping of work by contractor.
Engr. Jorda added the coop targets finishing five metering posts a day but the contracting system does only three.
Now Leyeco ensures putting back order in the electric line installations will fast-track the works by creating new program and putting an end to contracting system.
Jorda confirmed that the coop received P100 million assistance from National Electrification Administration (NEA) intended to rehabilitate electrical lines of 11 municipalities and one city covered by Leyeco V. (PNA)