From February 1st next year, two hundred and fifty-seven temporary employees of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission will be made permanent.
Minister of Public Utilities, Marvin Gonzales, gave the assurance at a visit to the Commission’s Training Facility in Cirus Trace, El Socorro on Thursday.
The appointments will fill a shortfall of permanent employees.
It will allow the Commission to better meet its mandate to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to its customers.
The Public Utilities Minister also gave certificates of appreciation to members of the crews who worked under unusually trying conditions to restore supply to customers after the adverse weather conditions of November 26 and 27.
Some of the challenges faced by the Commission’s crews in various parts of the country included: ongoing landslides; impassable roads due to fallen trees and damaged infrastructure; and floodwaters as high as seven feet.