UK-Based Company to Invest in Rural Electricity

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KAKATA, Margibi – Greenheart Energy Ltd, a UK-based company specializing in renewable energy supply, has expressed interest in investing in the energy and water sectors in rural Liberia.

A delegation from the company held a consultative meeting on Monday with superintendents of Margibi, Montserrado, and Grand Bassa, the three counties in which a pilot phase of the investment is to start.

The company will be implementing its Solapac product, which combines a solar power generator with a water purifying system.

The head of the delegation, Stephen Sims, told the superintendents that the company would invest about US$10 million in energy and water at minimal costs to rural residents.

“Our mission to Liberia is to implement [a] hi-tech solar power system that is environmentally friendly and at a rate that everybody can afford,” Sims said.

Margibi’s Superintendent John Buway welcomed the investment as he noted that electricity would boost the local economy as well as accelerate rapid development and create jobs.

Buway noted that Greenheart’s decision to start the investment plan within 90 days signifies that the company is serious about doing business in Liberia.

For her part, Montserrado’s Superintendent Florence Brandy said Greenheart’s investment would be a meaningful initiative for the county’s rural residents, as access to electricity and water would add some value to their lives.

Featured photo courtesy of Darius Weamie

Emmanuel Degleh

Emmanuel has over a decade of experience working as a community radio broadcaster. He is the Margibi correspondent for the Liberia Broadcasting System and currently the acting president of the Margibi Journalist Association. Emmanuel is also a member of the Press Union of Liberia and a 2016 Internews Health Journalism Fellow.

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