The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) said it was increasing its power generation from 10 to 18 megawatts in an effort to connect more homes in Monrovia and its suburbs effective February 15.
The disclosure was made by LEC Board Chair, Ian Yhap, following a recent high-level steering group (HLSG) inaugural meeting held at a resort in Monrovia as reported by ELBC.
Mr. Yhap, according to ELBC, said the process is intended to strengthen the entity’s power and revenue generation across Monrovia.
He noted that the Board, in collaboration with its partners, will ensure that it manages the millions of dollars being spent on the LEC through the production and distribution of high quality, stable and affordable electricity to the Liberian people.
He disclosed that the role of the high-level steering group is to focus on building and delivering operational capacity at LEC, as well as implementing the agreed objectives stated in the institution’s management plan, which is to create a coordination and monitoring mechanism.
He said the group is also charged with the responsibility of enhancing cross-project coordination and interfacing between donors and key ministries of government, including the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, to improve the LEC.
The HLSG, according to the LEC Board Chair, is expected to identify and mitigate high risks that could affect delivery of electricity, as well as mitigate funding gaps that have the potential to negatively impact the operations of the LEC.