Cement Company complains at lack of electricity
The Kirkuk Cement Company director says his company lost 13 billion Iraqi dinars due to the lack of electricity and urges the Kirkuk administration to provide them with 15 megawatts of power.
Nasir Idrees, general manager of the Kirkuk Cement Company met with the Kirkuk governor, asking him for facilitation. In the same meeting held on April 17, Idrees explained his intention to open the second section of their company.
“The decision of halting electricity from our company left a negative impact on our employees and job opportunity in our company, as our company lost 13 billion ids,” according to Kirkuk Cement’s general manager.
The Kirkuk administration made a decision to stop providing electricity to the Cement, Gas, and North Oil Companies.
Although the Iraqi Ministry of Industry has decided to provide the cement company with 15 megawatts of power, the manager urges the Kirkuk administration to provide them with the same amount until the decision of the MoI comes into implementation.
In the meeting, Kirkuk Governor Nejmadin Karim promised to look into the technicalities of providing them with power, but asked them to provide Kirkuk people with the much-needed cement.
However, Fouad Kwekha Hussein, a member of the Energy and Industry Committee in the Kirkuk Provincial Council says Kirkuk administration would not compensate these companies, adding that “The power of these three companies would be halted soon and we’ll not compensate them. They can have electricity from their own ministries.”
“The power provided to them is from the people’s portion,” he added.
Zaniyar Daquqi – Kirkuk Now