Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC), embarks on community outreach
The Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC), the body responsible for regulating the electricity sector in dominica, has embarked on an outreach programme that will take it to communities across Dominica.
The IRC took to the streets of roseau last month, for phase one of the programme to educate persons about its’ functions, and the second phase will take the form of public meetings within various communities.
The IRC is just over four years old, and has been doing some work to educate customers about their rights as electricity consumers hence the reason for the community outreach program.
Public and consumer relations manager, Ms. Marie-Antoinette Mora explained the role of the irc.
Ms. Mora also highlighted some of the functions of the irc.
A recent survey conducted by the irc revealed that about one-third of the population had heard of the organization and was aware of the work that it does.
The organization aims to increase this figure over the next year and has also engaged the assistance of residents to aid the process. The first meeting was held on thursday, october 20, 2011 at the salisbury primary school from 6:00 p.m. and residents of st. Joseph, salisbury, morne rachette and coulibistrie were present.