By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 12 June 2016
As power cuts lasting up to 12 hours a day continue to hit the Tripoli area . . .[restrict]because of a hike in consumption, mainly due to people switching on the air conditioning, a member of Tripoli municipal council has warned that the situation could get much worse. The problem now, according to Nasser Alikrewi, was that groups of armed, angry youths, wanting the power back on it their areas, had attacked a number of substations and forced workers to switch it on again.
This would only make the problem worse, he warned, and could end up causing the collapse of the entire network.
The situation was tough but not impossible and everyone should accept it for the time being, he urged. People had to understand that if they did not, and took action with their area alone in mind, he said. everyone would suffer. [/restrict]