The frequent disruptions of power that occur during European Games, forcing fans to pay at local Video Clubs are not done by the Liberia Electricity Corporation, one of its managers has said.
Answering questions after announcing the disconnection of the borough of New Kru Town last Friday, Thomas Gonkerwon said despite the frequency of the disconnections before the games and their reconnections after the game as reported the LEC does not have any knowledge of it.
Gongerwon is a consultant for transmission and distribution at the Liberia Electricity Corporation, (LEC).
“I think it is a mere coincident,” he said.
Gongerwon said the LEC does not collude with any business and does not engage in any business of that nature.
In many communities where attendance at European Leagues at Video Clubs has soared, there are frequent power disruptions whenever there is a league match.
“Power is immediate restored as soon as the game is over,” a soccer video fan told the Daily Observer in an interview. “So we are forced to rush to the next video center and pay to watch the game.”
Though Gongerwon said the LEC, “does not do its business like that,” the number of disruptions before European Games has become so alarming that many a fan has complained and suspected of LEC or someone at the LEC’s involvement with video centers.