Margibi County District #1 Lawmaker, Tibelrosa S. Tarponweh has praised the contractors and the workers of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) for their efforts in implementing the electrification of the Robert International Airport (RIA) Road Project.
Accompanied by the leaders of benefiting communities in his constituency, Rep. Tarponweh said his people appreciate the level of works the LEC workers have done so far in various communities along the highway.
He noted that his constituents are athirst to receive current. He however urged the LEC workers to fast-track their pace of works.
The Margibi County Lawmaker made the statement Wednesday, March 31, 2021, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Sub-station of the LEC in Schiefflin Town.
“We have come to appreciate you for the work you are doing for us. These communities, starting from R2 to Monclay Town, are anxiously awaiting this service. Electricity is security by itself. We will work with you as we have always done. These are the leaders from those benefiting communities,” Rep. Tarponweh said.
He vowed to consistently engage LEC so that all those benefiting communities within his district are connected, insisting to be the last person to be connected.
The Transit Community Chairman, Kotee O. Kiejouh expressed delight over the project and pledged to work with the LEC in fighting power theft in his community.
“We are very much excited about the electrification project. Having no electricity in these modern times is like having no phone. We remain open to working with you. My community and I will be robust in helping to fight power theft,” Mr Kiejouh said.
For his part, the Country Manager of LEC’s WAPCOS Contracting Corporation, Mr. Gollu Deepak lauded the Lawmaker and his entourage for recognizing their efforts.
Mr. Deepak disclosed that the entire project is expected to be completed in September this year, promising to connect all households in those benefiting communities.
“Although we are facing some challenges, we are expected to conclude in September this year. We are trying as much as we can to meet up with our September timeline. July was targeted but the delay has been the means in transporting our pieces of equipment. There will be street lights planted in those various communities,” Mr. Deepak explained.
The Lawmaker’s visit was marked by a day-long tour within the vicinity of the LEC Sub-station in Schiefflin Town, in communities where poles are being planted and within the WAPCOS’s storage facility.
The Project, under the Liberia Energy Efficiency and Access Project (LEEAP), entails the construction of 66 kilovolts (KV) double circuit transmission lines from Payneville to the Robert International Airport.