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City Power intensifies efforts to halt fraud, corruption

The utility has given an outline of its business review along with the launch of an anti-corruption campaign.

Picture: City Power

JOHANNESBURG - City Power says it's intensified its efforts to get rid of fraud and corruption within the organisation and outside its ranks.

The utility has given an outline of its business review along with the launch of an anti-corruption campaign.

It says the new initiative is aimed at clamping down on corrupt activities by some of its official service providers and customers.

City Power's Sicelo Xulu says the anti-corruption drive will focus on high-risk areas, mainly around metering where officials and service providers offer customers stolen meters that have been tampered with.

"We will create a one-stop service of metering division within the organisation."

Xulu says they are also working on a number of programmes that will see informal settlements being supplied with power.

"We're talking about over a billion resources, for instance, the electrification. It's a problem that needs to be carefully thought through."

City Power says it has dealt with over 800 criminal cases so far and says most of the crimes relate to cable theft.