The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has cited the Liberia Electricity Corporation, The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Mines and Energy to appear this Tuesday May 18,2021 to give update on the electricity situation in the country and give reason why it is difficult to access the services.
In a communication to Plenary, Grand Kru county senator Numene Bartekwa requested the endorsement of plenary to cite the three institutions.
In his Communication to plenary, the Grand Kru County senator asserted that residents and businesses in the country are experiencing extreme difficulties in accessing electricity despite the enactment of appropriate laws by the Senate to enhance availability of said services.
Senator Bartekwa is calling on the Liberian Senate to take prompt action, considering that electricity is one of the key factors needed for the revitalization of the economy. He at the same time described the irregular supply of electricity as a serious embarrassment to government.
He stressed that the Government of Liberia and it’s partners have invested huge resources into the development of Mount Coffee Hydropower plant with a total output of 88 megawatt plus the West African Power Pool 27megawatts cross border electricity support from Ivory Coast. He said despite the huge investment, Liberian businesses and foreign National in the country are still yearning for electricity without any solution in site.
From those points, Montserrado County senator Abraham Darius Dillon made a motion that said institutions appear in the Chamber of the Liberian Senate this Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to provide clarity.