The President and CEO of Jungle Power and Energy, Mr. Tomahn-Seh Floyd, has disclosed that his company has taken over the electrification of Nimba County. He said an agreement was signed between his company and the Government of Liberia to execute the project for 10 years, but to be reviewed after five years.
Speaking on UNMIL Radio, he said in the first year, JPE will connect 1,500 residemts, but within the first five years period, the target is to reach 7,000 customers. Mr Floyd said the whole of Nimba up to the border with neighboring Ivory Coast will be electrified under the project.
According to him, when they started the electrification first, it was free but now that an agreement has been signed with the Government, a charge has been attached to the service.
He noted that there has been lot of illegal connections in the county, saying “Anyone caught with illegal connecton; we will disconnect them, but will re-connect them legally.”
He added that materials are coming from Ghana and India, and while they are being awaited, the company has started connecting customers.
He also disclosed the old LEC office in Nimba County is being renovated to serve as a base for the project.
Jungle Power and Energy is a group of companies in collaboration with the Jungle Water in Via Town, Monrovia owned and operated by Mr. Tomahn-Seh Floyd, a Liberian.
By Ethel A Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne