Complaints about power outages despite works on Marib Power Station
However, even with increased electricity production, power outages continue to occur daily in Sana’a and other governorates.
Mohammed Al-Shaibani, general director of the power supply lines, said, "The station is operating again after securing the Al-Jada’an area of Marib by the military. They will remain in the area until they have captured all saboteurs."
Al-Shaibani said the decision was made to operate on the station because students need electricity to study for high school exams.
Sana'a and other governorates were completely without electricity for several days. Many Yemenis complained about how it negatively affected their daily lives.
Ahmed Makki, manager of Al-Makha restaurant in Sana'a, said, "The continuous power outages affected our restaurant negatively, especially as we couldn’t use our refrigerators to keep our vegetables fresh."
He said generators are inadequate because the power was out for a full 20 hours a day.
"We demand that the Ministry of Electricity and the Ministry of Interior work together to end these acts that cause power outages and affect Yemenis negatively," Makki said.
Rani Naji, an employee at an automotive parts store, said employees stopped working because of the power outage.
"I decided not to go to work due to the ongoing power outages; generators aren't adequate."
He said he used Internet cafes to finish work and to send reports and orders for the store.
"They are forced to stop work until electricity returns because employers can't afford generators all day,” Abdulrahman Al-Ahmadi, a construction contractor, said.