PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LIBERIA ELECTRICITY CORPORATION (LEC)
The connection to the CLSG lines is expected to provide significant benefits to over 100 communities within Nimba, Grand Bassa, Rivercess, and Bong Counties, respectively. However, access to reliable electricity will improve their quality of life by providing them with better lighting, heating, and cooling options. It will also create opportunities for economic growth as businesses can operate more efficiently with a consistent power supply.
Additionally, the connection to the CLSG lines will increase access to education and healthcare services, as these facilities will be able to operate more effectively with reliable electricity.
While visiting the CLSG substation at Botota in Kokoyah Statutory District, in Bong County, the LEC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Hon. Monie Captan said that overall, the development is a positive step towards improving the lives of those living in the area.
It can be recalled that since taking over the mantle of authority, the operation of LEC by Hon. Captan has been going smoothly to ensure that Liberians have access to stable electricity in and around the country through the partnership of the CLSG agreement.
“As I continue to assess our preparedness for the electrification project, I am confident that we have the necessary resources and expertise to execute this project successfully. Our team has been working tirelessly to ensure that we have a detailed plan in place and are ready to hit the ground running,” he said.
Hon. Monie Captan noted that the use of the shield wire system and conventional MV at 33 kV is a proven technology that has been used successfully in other parts of the world.
He added, “We believe that this system will provide reliable and efficient power to the communities along the CLSG transmission line.”
Hon. Captan also disclosed on his social media handle that the African Development Bank financed the project, which is a testament to its importance and potential impact on the communities they serve. “We are grateful for their support and look forward to working closely with them throughout this project.”
He continued. “Our new LEC is committed to innovation, and this project is just one example of how we are using new technologies and approaches to improve access to electricity in rural areas.”
The LEC Chief Executive Officer also believes that the project will be a game-changer for all Liberians and others.
The LEC CEO was accompanied by CLSG-TRANSCO Country Representative, Mr. Jerry Taylor, and LEC Executive Director for Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Eng. Thomas Gonkarwon.