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Prison term for people caught in power theft

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Some LEC technicians at work.
Some LEC technicians at work.

MONROVIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is proposing a prison term and the imposition of higher fees on individuals caught in power theft.

In a communication to the House of Representatives Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the President described power theft as economic sabotage and called for drastic action against violators without fear or favor

She said: “Government is losing millions of dollars as a result of the situation, and the action is causing electric shock and risks to legitimate power users, and power theft is holding back overall national development and the growth of the economy.”

The Liberian Leader informed members of the House that she has instructed the Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy to deal with the problem in keeping with the Electricity Laws of 2015.

The Plenary of the House noted the President‘s communication and mandated its committee on Energy to ensure the communication is executed.

 


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