The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has a new Chairman of the Board of Directors, he’s Monie R. Captan.
He was appointed Wednesday by President George Weah days after a major protest was carryout by some employees at the entity’s office on Burhroad Power Station in Monrovia.
Recently, a memo circulated from the entity informing employees of 30 percent salaries cut due to financial constrains because the entity is not generating enough cash due to constant power theft in the country. ” The situation will continue with all subsequent salary disbursement until there is an improvement in the financial state of LEC.”
However, Mr. Captan is no stranger to LEC operations because he once served as member of the board of Directors from 2015-2020 .
Captan who is also Associate Professor at the University of Liberia for International Relations, once served as foreign Minister of Liberia from 1996 until 2003, under the regime of detained Liberian leader Charles Taylor of the NPFL government.
Before serving as Foreign Minister, he was a local businessman, owner of an independent Liberian newspaper.