Amidst inadequate and ineffective power supply across Liberia, the Chairman of the Liberia Electricity Corporation Board of Directors, Monie Captan attributes the situation to the Liberian Government’s alleged inability to provide more logistical supports to the LEC management.
Addressing a plenary session on Thursday, when authorities of the country’s energy sector appeared before the Liberian Senate, Captan called on the national government t provide the LEC management over 50 pickups to supply its thousands of customers with electricity.
According to the LEC Board of Directors Chairman, it is only the institution’s international donor partners that are settling its distribution challenges, including the provision of logistical support, while the Liberian Government is yet to provide the necessary support needed.
He also stressed the need for Liberia to invest more financial and logistical resources in building the energy base, adding that without effective and efficient electricity supply, the country will not experience economic growth.
Also commenting on the issue of power theft, Monie Captan has called on national leaders in government, including ordinary citizens, to desist from illegal connections, adding that it is causing many losses to the country’s economy.
However, the plenary of the Liberian Senate has mandated authorities of the entity to present a report and plan of action on how the electricity problem can be solved in a period of two weeks.
The motion was made by Nimba County Senator, Jeremiah Koung.