4 Major Causes of Electricity Theft


Electricity Theft is the use of power without a contract with the supplier with total or partial bypassing metering system. Theft of electricity is also the criminal practice of stealing electrical power. It is a crime and is punishable by fines and/or imprisoned.

The major causes of electricity theft include;

1. Absence of accountability

2. Inadequate and ineffective enforcement of law

3. Political protection of employees and influential customers

4. Customer attitude: “Immoral to steal from neighbour but legitimate to steal from state”.

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