Failure To Pay Over US$48K Arrears, LEC Disconnects NEC
The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) on last Friday, June 11, 2021 disconnected the supply of electricity to the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the Commission’s inability to settle its financial obligation in the tune of over US$48, 0000.00 owed the LEC for the supply of power.
The National Elections Commission (NEC) was disconnected by a team of LEC technical team from the power grid of the Corporation at the NEC 9th and Streets headquarters in Sinkor at the amazement of onlookers who witnessed the exercise.
Meanwhile, the management of the NEC is appealing to the LEC to restore electricity to its headquarters in order to facilitate its work ahead of the 2023 general and presidential elections.
The NEC further disclosed that amid the disconnection of power at its headquarters by the LEC, it is currently engaged with the appropriate authorities to fast-track its financial obligation with the LEC.
The NEC also said with such limited financial resources it will be unable to carry out its work without the restoration of electricity at its headquarters. The Commission had earlier said it is obligated to countless numbers of vendors from the just ended December 8, 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in the country due to the lack of financial support from its donors including the Liberian Government.