Special Press Release

Monrovia, August 21, 2017(LEC): The Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) wishes to inform the Public that pursuant to its mandate to provide affordable electricity to the Liberian public and to safeguard its use, so as to, among other things, maintain such affordability, the Corporation in conjunction with the relevant Liberian authorities, is engaged in a robust exercise to ensure the provision of these services and the prevention of the theft of the services.

In this regard a team has been established to conduct regular inspections and in the event of suspicion, to allow and permit the relevant authority of the Government of Liberia to take the necessary action(s), in keeping with its Statutory responsibility.

In this regard, the Liberia National Police (LNP), in January 2017 arrested several customers and alleged customers of the LEC, on suspicion of Theft of Electricity, including the Mamba Point Hotel and its General Manager, Mr. Chawki Bsaibes.

After a thorough investigation the Liberia National Police issued its Report in which it concluded that the Mamba Point Hotel was registered with the LEC as a customer, paying for power usage but supplying the electricity services to its subsidiary under the sole name of “Mamba Point Hotel” instead of the subsidiary, Ocean View Residence.

LEC recognizes the consumption capacity of electricity services of Mamba Point Hotel and its subsidiary, together with all of its large power consumption customers, who are paying and have the capacity to make huge payments to the LEC, both of its operations and to provide affordable electricity to the consuming public.

In view of the findings of the LNP, the LEC regrets any inconvenience caused to the Mamba Point Hotel and its General Manager, growing out of the incident of the arrest and handcuff of Mr. Chawki Bsaibes in January of 2017 and therefore encourages the Mamba Point Hotel, Mr. Bsaibes and all other large consuming and other potential consuming customers to continue to be engaged with the LEC for the appropriate registration and utilization of its services in order to maintain cordiality between the LEC and the consuming public.

 

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