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Govt underscores electricity boost for Liberia

Arthur Douglas/Joseph T. Koon
Some e electricians at work providing small-small light
Some e electricians at work providing small-small light

(elbcradio.com/Jan. 26, 2016)-The Government of Liberia says it has made significant progress in the energy sector of Liberia.

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf,  has for the first time,  announced that a 10- Mega Watt HFO Power is now in service in addition to the existing capacity of diesel generators.

President Sirleaf said: “The initiative will increase electricity supply to 33,000 users, including 1,000 additional users in West Point, a suburb of the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

“An additional 18 and 10 Megawatts financed by Government will be ready for service in March and June, “the President said.

The Liberian Leader made the pronouncement Monday when she delivered her 11th State of the Nation Address at the Joint Session of the National Legislature.

President Sirleaf noted: “The long awaited Mount Coffee Hydro Project will be completed and ready for service in December this year.”

Meanwhile, the President has also spoken of plans by government to extend power to Margibi, Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties in the next two years.
She said the West African Power Pool Project will begin in July this year.

The Project, according to the President, will enable Liberia participate in the ECOWAS cross border trade of electricity to connect Yekepa to Buchanan, including the Sierra Leonean border.

 


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