The Board of Directors of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has directed the LEC management to institute a whistleblower policy that will lead to the arrest of unscrupulous persons that continue to facilitate illegal connections.
The LEC Board has also directed the LEC management to investigate all accusations brought against LEC employees.
The Board gave these directives when it held its first meeting under the Chairmanship of Chairman Monie Captan on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
During the meeting, the Board mandated the management of LEC to rigorously embark on a disconnection campaign without fear or favor against illegal connections and delinquent customers.
New Board Chairman Captan called on the LEC management to immediately address the difficulties customers face in getting a legal connection.
He said that the excuse for power theft, which is a second-degree felony, cannot be the inability to gain lawful connection.
Therefore, the LEC management has vowed that it will have to provide customers a transparent and efficient process to get connected.
“Where it is not technically feasible to provide a connection at the time, customers must be informed accordingly and not be left in the dark regarding the status of their application.” LEC management stated.
Prior to adjourning its meeting, the LEC Board approved a Large Customer Connection Incentive Scheme and additional measures against power theft.
Meanwhile, in another statement to the Board, Chairman Captan thanked President George Weah for appointing him as head of the LEC Board and promised to help turn the entity around into a viable public enterprise that can efficiently serve the Liberian people.