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Nimba lawmaker wants LEC summoned

Nimba County district #7 Representative Roger S. Domah, calls on the full plenary of the House of Representatives to invite the management of the Liberia Electricity Cooperation and its partner, Jungle Energy Power to provide information on the status of street lights in various cities in Nimba County and volunteer workers prior to the takeover by Jungle Energy Power.

According to Representative Domah, since the company was sub- contracted by the Liberia Electricity Cooperation on December 1, 2016 to manage the cross border electrification project from neighboring Ivory Coast into Nimba County for 10 years, it is yet to expand to other parts of the county.

He says citizens in other parts of the county, including Bahn City have expressed interest in the service provided, but the JEP has said it lacks capacity to do such expansion.

Rep. Domah explains that almost all street lights in Karnplay, Sanniquellie, Ganta and Saclepea, respectively are no longer functional, adding, “Up to now there is no effort being made to maintain them.”

He says the inability of JEP to maintain the street lights is creating serious insecurity in the affected cities in Nimba, while conditions of former volunteer workers are yet to be addressed.

The Nimba lawmaker laments that it is frustrating to note that volunteers, who worked with the LEC prior to the takeover by JEP are yet to receive their benefits, and efforts by those workers to seek redress have yielded no result.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has turned the communication over to the leadership of Nimba County to investigate and get back to the body.

By Bridgett Milton -Editing by Jonathan Browne

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