Liberian President Sirleaf unveils 10MW power plant

February 12, 2007- Washington DC, World Bank Headquarters. World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has inaugurated a 10MW Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) power plant, which has now lit the Snow Hill community in Gardnerville.

On Tuesday, President Sirleaf devoted the $27 million power plant at the compound of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to Bushrod Island outside Monrovia, reports Front Page Africa.

While commissioning the power plant, Sirleaf addressed the community dwellers, she said: “We drove here today to tell you that we are delivering on our promises we made.”

According to ESI-Africa, the Liberian President noted that although the government cannot do everything, it was her administration’s commitment to ensure that critical projects like energy are well implemented for the benefit of the public.

In addition, the state president also revealed that by December 2016, the Mount Coffee hydropower plant rehabilitation project will come online increasing the capacity.

She said: “I am pleased to see some of the communities including Snow Hill, Kesselly Boulevard, and its environs being connected to electricity. This will improve the living condition of the people.”

According to the Front Page Africa, the newly commissioned HFO power plant will now bring power operated by LEC to 38MW in total.

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