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Electricity Finally Restored to Cuttington

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After two weeks of power outage, electricity has finally been restored to the main campus of the Cuttington University in Central Liberia.

Our Bong County Correspondent quotes the Officer-in-Charge of the University, Dr. J.D.B. Giddings as saying Sunday in a brief telephone interview that electricity was restored to all facilities of the university at 7pm Saturday following the acquisition of a new transformer.

With the advice and consent of its Board of Trustees, the university administration, through its technical team, solicited the cooperation of the management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation for the availability and immediate installation of the transformer on Saturday. The power outage on its main campus in Suacoco was a result of a thunder strike, which affected its one thousand and five hundred-volt transformer.

“We’ve brought and immediately installed three 2.7 watt-generators to energize the Library, cafeteria and convocation stand on an emergency basis to facilitate the  progress of the students and faculty up to the restoration of power on Saturday,” Giddings told our correspondent.

He said the administration also bought and placed several Chinese lamps in all of the dormitories to provide light for the various living rooms, hall-ways and bathrooms to facilitate the movements of the students, adding that a cross-connection on the hundred and fifty KVA generator was done last Monday to provide water on the main campus.

He also revealed that the student leadership also assisted the University Administration with a generator for the Student Center. He expressed gratitude to the students and faculty, as well as the Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation and the university’s technical team for their understanding, Cooperation and efforts for the restoration of electricity to the main campus.

Dr. Giddings, however, noted that it was quite unfortunate and unacceptable that detractors of the university hailing from Bong County would chose to use the current official visit of the President of Cuttington University, Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa to the United States and Europe in the interest of the institution to politicize the situation due to natural cause to score political capital.

Meanwhile, the President of Cuttington University, Dr. Tokpa, is back in the country following his visit abroad. Dr. Tokpa, who arrived in the country, last Friday, is current in Central Liberia at Cuttington.

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