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Liberia, EU sign agreement to boost energy sector

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Energy for Liberia
Energy for Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government and the European Union have signed an 18.9 Million Euro grant agreement aimed at boosting the energy sector of Liberia.

The amount will help expand the capacity of the Liberia Electricity Corporation to supply electricity to about thirty eight thousand households in Monrovia and its environs.

It will connect several communities in Paynesville, Congo Town and the Bushrod Island.

Some of the communities are Zubah Town, Rehab Community, GSA Road, Rock Hill and LBS Community.

Speaking at the signing ceremony Thursday, December 6, 2018, in Monrovia, Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah, said the grant will help to address the increasing demand for electricity in Monrovia and its environs.

Minister Tweah said government attaches importance to electricity because it is vital to the total transformation of Liberia.

He then thanked the EU, the US Government and other partners for investing in the road and energy sectors of Liberia.

Speaking earlier, EU Deputy Head of Delegation, Juan Antonio Frutos, said the EU is interested in making electricity accessible and affordable to Liberians.
Mr. Frutos, however, urged would-be beneficiaries to always pay their bills as it is the surest way of sustainability.

The expansion project will be done by MBH Power Limited, Nigeria in collaboration with the Liberia Electricity Corporation.

 


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