Aggrieved women have protested the lack of power supply in the Mile 2 and Mile 3 areas of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. 

They lamented that their husbands no longer make love to them because of heat.

“Our husbands are no longer touching us because of heat,” they said.

The angry women stormed the office of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) on Tuesday morning to ventilate their grievances.

One of them, Mrs. Charity, said: “We are here to tell PHEDC that we don’t have light in mile 3 area; Ojuoto, Dim and Wokoma streets.  

“We always pay our bills but we don’t see light. They don’t even flash it. We want them to also know that we are not paying bills this month because there hasn’t been light.


“It is affecting us. We can no longer preserve our food and our husbands no longer make love to us because of heat. We can’t charge our phones because it is candles that we now use”.

The protesters, who carried placards, were said to have marched on the streets of Dim, Wokoma, Wokoma lane, Obaziolu, Dim lane, Egbuagu, Azikiwe, Ojoto chanting songs in solidarity.

Some of the inscriptions on their placards were: “No light, no bill”;  “Dim street no light”; “No light, no payment”; “The heat is too much”.

They said the lack of electricity has brought untold hardship on them, accusing PHED of supplying darkness instead of light.

The women said the development affected their businesses as they were posting losses.

The protesters also complained that they could no longer preserve their cooked food, adding that despite their compliance to payment of bills, PHEDC failed to supply electricity.



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