Skip to comments.Saudi Village Waits for Electricity for 70 Years
Posted on 09/11/2012 2:48:44 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A small village in Saudi Arabia is relying on primitive power generators to get electricity as it has been waiting for the service from the government for nearly 70 years, a newspaper in the worlds top oil exporter reported on Tuesday.
Raqba in the southern province of Fifa began using small power generators nearly 20 years ago but many parts of the village are still plunging in darkness in the absence of modern electrical facilities, Ajel Arabic language daily said.
We still have not received power connections from the government .we have been waiting for nearly 70 years but nothing has happened, the paper quoted an old Saudi resident of the village as saying.
We started demanding electricity nearly 20 years and received only promises
we believe there will be no government response
..that is why we are becoming more reliant on old generators.
Blame it on “the will of Allah”...
Keep waiting on government geniuses.
Hang in there a while longer. The Saudi Royals have payments to make on their Rolls Royces.
Nearly 30 years before they started waiting. My great grandfather took off across the wilderness of the Michigan’s upper peninsula on an Indian motorcycle and surveyed routes for power lines.
When he was done, he went back to where he started and got a job as a lineman.
The world just isn’t as interesting as it once was.
Too bad. Guess they’ll have to plan their terror attacks the old fashion way.
Isn’t it great when you don’t live in a free country?
Why are we giving up liberty?
You wait an awful long time for free stuff is handed out by rulers.
Thanks nickcarraway. In defense of the monarchy, the town has only been waiting *twenty* years, before that back to the beginning of the village there was no electricity at all. ;’)
The King doesn’t care about re-election. lol. At least the politicians have to make a show of it
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