A member of the Montana State Legislator has expressed interest in developing small hydro electrical power generation in Gbarpolu County to help rural dwellers access cheaper electricity.
Representative Dave Hagstrom from District #53 in the State of Montana (United States) said he has done some assessment of the county and found that power is a major problem there.
Hagstrom, who is in the country to discuss possible investment plans, especially in Gbarpolu County, made the statement recently when he met with Senate Pro Tempore, Armah Zolu Jallah at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.
He informed Pro-Temp Jallah that back home in Montana electricity is cheaper because water resources have been developed to generate electricity. “Here in Liberia, I’m told you pay US$0.53 cents per kilowatt, but in Montana, a kilowatt costs US$0.9, Representative Hagstrom disclosed.
In response, Pro-Temp Jallah, who hails from Gbarpolu County, welcomed the initiative and called for more international partnerships that will spur economic growth in the country.