The Country Resident Representative for the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Ms. Bidisha Pillai, has donated one Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep to LEC Anti Power theft Taskforce to enhance its operations in the fight against electricity theft.

Speaking early Wednesday morning at the Taskforce Command Center in Du-port Road, Paynesville, Ms. Pillai, said, the donation of the vehicle is UNFPA support in the fight against power theft.

Ms. Pillai commended the LEC Liberian management team for the establishment of the Anti-Power Theft Taskforce (APT-TF) and hailed the tireless efforts of its Co-Chair, Mary T. Broh for their unflinching commitment, dedication, and love for country; something she has demonstrated sincerely in the electricity sector.

The donation of the Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep to the Anti Power Theft Task Force was made available through the Sweden Sverige in support of power supply to health facilities, caring for pregnant women and girls.

For her part, LEC Anti Power Theft Taskforce Co-Chair, Madam Mary T. Broh, receiving the keys of the Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep from the UNFPA Country Resident Representative, expressed delight and thanked Ms. Bidisha Pillai for the donation something termed as first of its kind and a welcoming development.

Madam Broh, however, commended the Chief Executive Officer Hon. Monie R. Captan for the huge support and confidence repose in her to serve as Co-Chair of the LEC Anti-Power Theft Operation, a task she remains committed and dedicated to thereby fighting power theft.

Madam Broh said despite the prevailing challenges, the Anti Power Theft Taskforce will continue to ensure that energy consumers are full compliance thereby paying their bills for the energy they consumed monthly in order to improve service delivery.

Speaking earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) Monie R. Captan expressed delight and thanked the UNFPA donation adding that the APT Taskforce is being empowered with a new vehicle that will help with work, logistics and other field operations in all communities.

According to Mr. Captan, when the Power Theft team carried out their operations, the money they’re receiving and saving are money that LEC management uses to procure transformers, meters, wires, and light pole and connect new communities to the LEC grid.


Mr. Captan, said, electricity theft deprived LEC of the capacity to expand access to other Liberians, new communities as well as hospitals, schools, markets, clinics, private institutions or facilities, public buildings, and other essential services providers serious challenges financial loses on the corporation.

He disclosed that the LEC management is embarking upon a major Anti Power Theft campaign which in preparation of the rainy season and call on Liberians to desist from electricity theft and collaborate with the Anti Power Theft Taskforce to have an improve service.

According to him, LEC management is getting more electricity which means that LEC will have bigger bills coming from Ivory Coast to pay; and as such, energy consumed must be pay for by all Liberians if service must be sustained and improved.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Electricity Corporation call on the public to start paying their bills which will make them to be in full compliance; because if they’re not, there will be consequences for those would-be caught in power theft.