Press Release: Update on LEC’s Anti Power Theft Campaign in Paynesville

On Wednesday November 9, the management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, along with officials of Government, donor partners, community leaders and students, officially launched its “Anti Power Theft Campaign” held on the grounds of the Paynesville City Town hall.

Joining the LEC for this important Anti-Theft launch was: Honorable Saah Joseph, Sr. Senator of Montserrado, Madam Mary Broh, Co-Chair of the Anti-Theft Campaign, the European Union, World Bank, LERC, LNBA, Ministry of Defense, LNP and over 75 community leaders from across Monrovia.

The Liberia Electricity Corporation appreciates the level of cooperation from the residents of:  Duport Road Cow Field, Duport Road Junction, Paynesville Town Hall, Harmon Field, Police Academy, Duport Road Shara and Rehab Communities. Since the beginning of the Task Force activities, five hundred and thirty-two (532) households and businesses have been disconnected so far.  Thirty-two (32) street lights in these communities have been repaired and six (6) restored.

The attention of the Corporation has been drawn to a November 21, 2022 story published in a local daily, (FrontPage Africa) claiming that the residence of the Speaker of the Republic of Liberia, Hon.  Bhofal Chambers had been disconnected by the LEC Task Force.

We would like to clarify that the residence of Speaker Chambers was at no time disconnected by the Anti-Power Theft Task Force during its operations in the Rehab Community on Saturday, November 19, 2022. The Task Force however disconnected a total of one hundred and five (105) illegal consumers some of which were connected to the transformer labeled “Bhofal Chambers Transformer” for easy identification. A total of 10 (ten) street lights were also repaired.

The Anti-Power Theft Task Force is currently carrying out a massive disconnection, metering and regularization exercise. During this exercise, persons found to be illegally connected to the LEC grid will be penalized and, in some instances, arrested by the Liberia National Police. Citizens are cautioned against the illegal use of the electricity provided by the LEC.

Press Release on LEC Anti theft Disconnections