Kenema city has once again been plunged into total darkness almost moments after President Julius Maada Bio left town for neighboring Tongo fields, TV-News24 can confirm.

Residents here had benefited from continuous electricity supply on Saturday, after Bio entered the township for the commissioning of former Eastern Polytechnic Kenema to a university.

But no sooner the president left town in the evening hours, darkness descended on the city – as there appears to be no semblance of electricity on the streets, and homes of residents.

“This is unfortunate. So, EDSA want to say if president doesn’t come here, we won’t have consistent light supply,” Musa Kawa, a Kenema resident at Nyandeyama New England, tells TV-News24.

The Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority – EDSA – which is responsible for electricity supply and distribution – weren’t immediately available for comment.

It is a usual occurrence in this part of the country that when the president or his vice comes to town, constant electricity supply is given by EDSA until they depart.

But itโ€™s taken almost immediately they leave town.