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Friday, June 21, 2024

MCA-L DONATES US$1.2M WORTH OF EQUIPMENT TO LEC

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The Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia (MCA-L) has provided the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) with a consignment of equipment worth US$1.2 million to boost the nation’s electricity sector.

The equipment include 47 transformers, 3,652 meters, 241 surge arrestors, one Digger Derrick truck, one bucket truck, and assorted personal protection equipment in a bid to allow LEC build a much more stable grid.

According to the LEC, the recent donations is part of MCA-L’s effort to support the corporation in making it a more sustainable and viable public utility with funding from the United States government under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact with Liberia.

LEC also stated that the investments in materials have also been helping LEC to increase connections to its grid.

The Management of LEC noted that the donations are intended to strengthen LEC’s capacity to expand connections.

In response to the donations, Roland Carey, MCA-L’s private sector director, urged LEC to be good stewards of the equipment and use it to improve access to reliable and affordable electricity.

LEC also extended sincere thanks and appreciation to the MCA-L for its continuous supports to the electricity sector, something LEC said it is grateful for.

It can be recalled that in July 2019, MCA-L also equipped LEC with US$576,000 in spare parts and utility poles for use in improving the reliability of its network and extending service to additional customers.

Basically, over the past seven months, MCA-L has transferred US$1.78 million worth of equipment to LEC.

Also in October 2015, the Government of the United States of America, through its development agency, Millennium Challenge Corporation, provided a grant of US$257 million to Liberia.

MCA-L is an independent, legal, and autonomous agency of the Government of Liberia created by the Legislature to administer the compact projects, which address the lack of access to reliable and affordable electricity and inadequate road infrastructure.

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