by Rachel Ogbu
A flood victim in Kent, UK confronted the British Prime Minister, David Cameron that she has been left without electricity for four days due to bad weather and storms in the country.
For us here in Nigeria, we find that a bit fascinating that a citizen could walk up to the PM and complain about a four day power cut when its the norm to go on without electricity for weeks, some places months.
Olivares was quoted as telling Cameron: ‘We still have no electric. We need electric. As I say, the council, from Monday, we have been trying to contact them, but they have all decided to go on their holidays. Nothing.’
Cameron promised to contact the council himself to speed up proceedings, and later visited Olivares’ house to see the damage for himself.
At the moment, many Britons are finding themselves having to cope for the first time without TV or heating, reports say about 2,000 homes remain without power in Scotland and 1,750 across Kent, Surrey and Sussex after energy companies failed to restore their connection to the electricity supply in the wake of persistent extreme weather.