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Pres. Weah orders LEC to speed up services…

Joseph Sayon/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Manneh Weah has mandated the Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to increase its speed and services to the public.

President Weah said:” The LEC is doing little to meet public demands and that the situation is leading to increasing disenchantment and upheavals amongst the people.”


The President further spoke about what he described as the apparent lack of adequate capacity on the part of the LEC to improve its services.

He noted that electricity is a basic need for all and that this government will not allow anyone play with such social service to the people.

The Liberian Leader was speaking Thursday, December 13, 2018 during a meeting with the Management of LEC at the Company’s Waterside Headquarters.

President Weah argued that since the LEC is finding it difficult to meet the high demand of electricity in the public, the solution is to open up the so that private company will compete in servicing the growing power need of the people.

The President said allowing competition in the electricity and energy sector will solve the problem of power theft and under-distribution of electricity to the people and the resultant uprising of for connection.

President Weah also acknowledged growing and widespread illegal connections which he blames on LEC’s inability to provide urgent needed services and lack of patience by citizens.
 

 


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