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.
In the wake of the recent power fluctuation in several communities in Monrovia, the Liberia Electricity Corporation’s public relations manager, Mambu James Kpargoi, has attributed the situation to overgrown trees falling on transmission and distribution lines.
On Monday, December 3, several aggrieved residents in the Caldwell community outside Monrovia gathered at 4 a.m. to set up a roadblock to demand electricity from the Liberia Electricity Corporation.
To improve visibility at night, the Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC recently announced a campaign to install functional street lights in major streets in and around Monrovia.
As Liberia’s electricity generation capacity continues to increase, getting homes connected to the electricity grid continues to be very difficult and time-consuming.
One early night a few weeks ago, after the sun had set and the roads of Greater Monrovia had become dark enough to require drivers to start blaring their high beam lights, an unusually slow traffic jam had sprouted in Congo Town, right around where the Palm Springs Hotel is located.
Scores of Liberia Electricity Corporation customers in the Lakpazee community have been complaining about power fluctuations over the past week, with some demanding an answer from the energy provider.