Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has begun connecting 102,000 new households to the grid. This new series of connections will increase this access, in the most prudent and as fast as possible way, according to James Kpargoi, the communications manager of the electric company.
This project is part of the Monrovia energy supply consolidation plan and the Kakata and Monrovia-Bomi corridors by the LEC. This consolidation plan will be implemented in 18 months.
Thus, 38,000 new households will have access to electricity in the city of Monrovia. In the Monrovia-Bomi corridor, which includes the towns of Brewerville, Gbarnga, Tubmanburg and Bo-Waterside, 39,000 households will also have access to electricity. Finally, 25,000 households will be connected to the network in the Kakata corridor.
Four additional substations will be added to the electrical transmission grid between Clara Town and Bo-Waterside to maintain consistent power supply.
In the last 18 months, the LEC has connected 146,000 new households to the electricity grid.