Liberian Senate Summons Heads of Energy Sectors


The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has cited authorities of the Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC), Lands Mines and Energy and the Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission over awful handling of these sectors.

The Senate reached the decision following a communication from Grand Kru County Senator Numene T. H. Bartekwa  craving the indulgence of his colleagues to cite authorities of the energy sector to brief the body on the electricity Situation and further explain why accessing energy services are extremely difficult.

In his communication, Senator Bartekwa, indicated that Liberian businesses are facing extreme difficulties in accessing electricity, despite the enactment of the appropriate laws by members of the Liberian Senate which is becoming a serious embarrassment to the entire Government.

He further asserted that the Liberian Government and its partners over the years have invested huge resources into the development of the Mount Coffee Hydro power plant, with a total output of 88 megawatts including the West Africa Power Pool consisting 27 -megawatts cross border electricity support from Ivory Coast.

“In spite of the Electricity Support from the Ivory Coast and despite the huge investment, Liberian Businesses, and foreign Nationals are still yearning for Electricity.” He said.

Following the reading of the communication and based on the importance attached to it, Plenary mandated the sectorial heads to appear on Tuesday May 18, 2021.