President George Weah has signed into law an act to amend the penal code to criminalize power theft.
On Wednesday, May 1, the Liberia Electricity Corporation broke grounds in Schiefflin, Margibi for a US$31.8 million project to electrify communities along the Monrovia to Roberts International Airport corridor.
A few days before Christmas, residents of a part of the Old Road community of Chugbor heard loud sparks from their transformer. These were accompanied by an immediate blackout for all homes connected.
John Ashley, Liberia’s Electricity Corporation chief executive officer says the corporation is losing US$35 million annually to power theft.
The Liberia Electricity Corporation has broken grounds for the construction of a US$9.5 million substation in Virginia, a suburb outside Monrovia.