House summons LEC boss
A day after the Liberian Senate passed the decent work bill, Grand Bassa County District #4 Representative Byron Brown, has written the House of Representatives to summon the Management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to appear before that body to explain why there are foreigners in its employ than Liberians.
Speaking to UNMIL Radio News, Rep. Brown said it has been observed that the LEC has more foreigners employed in the technical area, while Liberians, who have graduated from technical and vocational schools, find it difficult to get employment with the entity.
The Grand Bassa lawmaker alleged that Liberians working for the corporation are being exposed to danger, due to the fact that most of the trees planted as light-poles in and around Monrovia fall at randomly in communities with thousands of residents.
He further said the LEC also has in its employ several Ghanaians, while there are equally qualified Liberians, who can do the same work.
Representative Brown described poles being imported by the Corporation from Ghana as sub-standards, adding, they don’t last long and pose a risk to citizens’ lives.
He stressed that it is necessary for plenary to invite the LEC Managing Director to explain why Liberians are finding it difficult to get employment with the entity while more foreigners are employed.-Editing By Jonathan Brown