(SOUTH WAZIRISTAN AGENCY, April 30, 2012): The new Wana Grid Station will help end long-standing electricity crisis in South Waziristan and provide people of the area opportunity to start economic activities.
This was stated by elders of Ahmedzai Wazir tribe after ground breaking ceremony of Grid Station in Wacha-Khwara area of Wana, the Agency headquarters of South Waziristan.
The new Grid Station would have a generation capacity of 132 KV and will be sufficient for power supply to South Waziristan, officials revealed to FRC, adding that proper work on the project will be kicked off on May 24 and it will be completed in a stipulated time of seven months.
They said that after completion this will address the energy demand of the people of South Waziristan and ensure smooth electricity supply to entire South Waziristan.
The Ahmadzai Wazir tribal elders and Maliks participated in the ceremony including that include Mirat Khan, Khan Zada, Mir D’ali, Iqbal, Abbas and Maulana Taj Muhammad.
They thanked the government for launch of this mega project saying that this will be a great service of the government to people of this area. This project will solve many of local disputes which are only due to shortage of electricity in the area, they added.
It is worth mentioning here that Wazir tribesmen have their own electricity distribution mechanism and they have evolved own distribution strategy to avoid low voltage of electricity. For instance, the Khojal Khel and Tojiye Khel tribes distributed electricity supply through mutual understanding and each tribe enjoys it for two days, while in some cases tribes distribute electricity supply for three days and even one day.
The government officials were of the view that the newly launched grid will solve this problem of shortage in the area.