Kaduna Electric Begins GIS Enumeration Exercise

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By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna.
Kaduna Electric has begun enumeration exercise with the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), technology aimed to have a comprehensive and exact database of all customers in its network.
A statement signed and available to newsmen in Kaduna by Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi said Youth Corps members serving with Kaduna Electric have been trained to complement staff of the company for the exercise.
The statement added that the exercise would be conducted across the company’s franchise states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.
It explained that the exercise was aimed at capturing all the Existing customers; New customers; Undeveloped and developed properties; vacant houses with a view to puttin them on a map with the aid of GIS technology.
 
It said, “We inherited a customer base of a little above 400,000 which is far from the true number of electricity users on our network. This exercise will give us the correct figure of customers on our network.”
 
The statement said the exercise had begun with complete tracking of transformers to enable ease of monitoring on the map.
 
“So far the transformer tracking has been completed in Kawo, Hayin Danmani and old Tudun Wada Feeders all in Kaduna Metropolis.
“In the Old Tudun Wada 31 transformers were identified (25 public & 6 dedicated) with 71 units. 3 transformers (Mashi Road, Abattoir and Gidan gayu) are not connected to the network.
 
“Presently the exercise is going on at Rigasa II/ Makarfi Road Feeder where 27 transformers (25 public & 2 dedicated) with 68 units were identified,” it explained.
 
The statement said that the exercise had experienced occasional incidences of intimidation of enumerators by residents and also resistance to provide required information by the customers.
It solicited for the cooperation and support of customers in order to achieve the overall objective of the exercise.

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