Plenary of the Liberian Senate has given the Liberia Electrical energy Company (LEC) and the Liberia Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (LERC) two weeks to submit a plan of motion with particular timeline connected and to advocate methods and means to unravel the quite a few issues and challenges, particularly monetary liabilities in addition to its inabilities to supply steady electrical energy within the Nation.
The Senate has additionally mandated that the LEC Crew works with the Minister of Finance and Growth Planning.
Plenary’s motion was predicated upon the appearances of LEC’s Board Chairman, Monie R. Captan and LERC Board Chairman, Lawrence Sekajipo.
The 2 invitees careworn the necessity for Liberia to spend money on the regional era part as a way to expertise speedy progress within the Economic system.
Throughout a Senate listening to on Thursday, February 3, the LEC Board Chair Captan instructed the Senate that for 25 years your entire electrical energy infrastructure was broken as a result of civil disaster, which principally needed to be rebuilt and upgraded, primarily based on the contributions from improvement companions (European Union, African Growth Financial institution).
Relating the US$9.6 Million Debt owed by the Authorities of Liberia to the Ivorian Authorities, he disclosed that the shortage of correct Mechanism to control the facility pool on the three border factors throughout the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration led to the rise in mentioned debt.
The LEC Board Chairman additionally asserted that the sector on the time had accomplished its infrastructure work on the three border factors, however was not ready for full operation. In accordance with him, throughout a tour session of former President Sirleaf, a command was despatched to show the facility on at these factors, which has remained until in the present day touchdown us in an enormous debt.
Board Chair Captan additional promised to fee a complete audit of the US$9.6million owed by the Liberian Authorities for correct accountability.
He additionally blamed the refusal of some entities of presidency and officers to pay electrical energy payments.
For his half, the Chairman of the Liberia Electrical energy Regulatory Fee, Hon. Lawrence Sekajipo, really helpful that the federal government of Liberia ought to embark on measures together with: era deficit, connecting to the CLSG Line from the Ivory Coast for a steady and dependable electrical energy, personal sector funding, amongst others, because the surest methods to enhance the Nation’s vitality sector.