LEC recieves 26 new transformers
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has received 26 new transformers as part of the Presidential Transformer Replacement Project.
The new transformers arrived in a bid to enhance the entity’s capacity to ensure the timely and unhindered reconnection of hundreds of households and businesses that have been without public electricity for a prolong period of time under the Presidential Transformer Replacement Project.
The transformers were received at the LEC’s compound on the Bushrod Island upon its arrival in the country on Friday, December 18.
The Presidential Transformer Replacement Project was recently launched by the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led government of President George Manneh Weah to ensure the swift replacement of stolen or damaged transformers in various slums and other communities in Monrovia and other parts adjacent.
It was launched following a series of protests by citizens in areas that have been affected by damaged or stolen transformers.
The project is jointly being implemented by the LEC, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs as well as the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
“The installation of these new transformers will help reduce power theft in the communities. We are receiving about 26 new transformers today and these transformers will help a lot”. said Senior Manager for Operations, Maintenance, Transmission and Distribution at the LEC, Thomas Gonkerwon.
According to him, the Presidential Transformer Replacement Project will immensely help to reduce power theft in the most populous county in Liberia.
Assistant Minister for Technical Services at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, David Kolleh pointed out that over the next four to five months about 240 brand new transformers will be installed or replaced at communities that have been without electricity for quite long.
“This is a flagship project that will ensure that our people do not suffer and our health centers do not shut down due to the lack of electricity. Where there are damaged transformers, this project will have them replaced”. he continued.
Source: Front Page Africa
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