Authorities at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) have disclosed the installation of additional 2000 street lights in Monrovia and its environs.
The LEC said it supports the recent pronouncement made by President George Manneh Weah, requesting the corporation to install 2000 street lights on the main streets of Monrovia and its environs.
The corporation believes this is in line with the President’s pro-poor agenda, which is aimed at improving the livelihood of the people of Liberia and reducing poverty.
“Areas to be impacted by the project include: ELWA Junction to Rehab, Clara Town, Logan Town, and New Kru Town. This will also include the extension of street lights from the Gabriel Tucker Bridge to St. Paul Bridge,” the LEC said.
The campaign will improve visibility and increase security in the capital. Improved and increased street lighting will also boost economics activities. Business people and petty traders will no longer have to leave the streets early for fear of being harassed by criminals at night.
The LEC says it is aware of the challenges motorists and pedestrians face during the night as a result of dark streets, which has resulted in several motor accidents and robberies.
The LEC is currently working to present a plan to connect street lights. The project is expected to begin over the coming days.
The Corporation is also required to present a plan for the deployment of additional street lights, expected to target various communities and to maintain the existing ones around the city.
Electricity, the LEC recognizes, is a major utility in Liberia’s roadmap to achieve post-conflict recovery, assuring the people of Liberia of the corporation’s commitment to increasing access to affordable and reliable electricity throughout the country.