|Pres. Sirleaf Dedicates Emergency Power In Paynesvill|
|Published on September 28, 2007||Email To Friend Print Version
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has dedicated the second phase of the Emergency Power Project, reiterating her government’s commitment to revamping the country’s power sector.
Speaking in Paynesville on Wednesday, President Johnson Sirleaf described the dedication as a continuation of Government’s commitment to restore electricity to Monrovia and other parts of the country. Government, an Executive Mansion release quoted the President as saying, is working with its international partners to expand electricity to rural Liberia.
The Liberian leader lauded the European Union (EU), USAID, the Volta River Authority of Ghana, the Liberian Electricity Corporation (LEC) and the Government of Norway for their efforts in bringing the project to reality.
The President added that the distribution in Paynesville will be upgraded to medium voltage. Electricity, the Chief Executive said, will be extended to Bushrod Island early next year.
The President also spoke of plans to revamp the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant to provide long term solution to the country’s energy needs.
Volta River Representative and Ghanaian Ambassador Francis Adu-Amanfoh, EPP Project Manager Joseph Mayah and Paynesville Mayor Isaac Flomo, also addressed the occasion.
Electricity was restored to a number of communities last year, when President Johnson Sirleaf switched on some lights in more than two decades, under the first phase of the country’s Emergency Power Program. Most of the country’s infrastructures including the hydro plant were destroyed during the more than 14-years of civil conflict.