MONROVIA – The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has launched a ‘massive’ campaign to mitigate power theft in the country.
The Acting Chairman and CEO of LEC, Mr. Monie R. Captan on Wednesday launched the LEC National Power Theft Taskforce led by him and assisted by GSA Boss Madam Mary Broh.
He said Liberia, as a country, has been losing about US$48 million annually to power theft. He said that amount, if regained, could be used to buttress the efforts of LEC in providing stable and affordable electricity.
By Francis G. Boayue
He called on community leaders to collaborate with the LEC to bring to book those who are involved with power theft.
According to him, the LEC has brought in thousands of meters that would be distributed to community members who do not have meters as they begin the campaign to put an end to power thievery.
“When we get to your community and observe that you don’t have a meter and want the meter, we will register you right there and connect you as we are committed to solving the problem of power theft through working together to ensure government policy and goals are achieved,” he said.
He further said that the LEC has signed a power purchase agreement with the Cl Energies of the Ivory Coast to ensure stable electricity coming from the Ivory Coast to Liberia beginning December one of this year.
The co-chair of the LEC National Power Theft Taskforce, Madam Mary Broh, lauded President George Weah for affording her the opportunity to work with the LEC to mitigate power theft.
She said her involvement with the team is to ensure that Liberians who are paying current bills get the best services that they pay for.
She assured strong collaboration with community leaders to ease the stress of getting the LEC transformers and meters.