In a bid to combat the menace of power theft, the management of the Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC) has embarked on a citizen engagement campaign in several communities in Monrovia and its environs.

The LEC has been rocked by persistent power theft which it said is being orchestrated by unscrupulous individuals including some of its own workers that is currently causing the entity to lose up to 60 percent of its income.

At one of the meetings with residents in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, over the weekend, the LEC’s Communication Director, Mambu James Kpargoi said, following the takeover of a new management system, the LEC intends to engage with its customers to improve services and curtail power theft.

Mr. Kpargoi noted that the issue of power theft is undermining the LEC’s mandate of providing electricity to the Liberia people. Meanwhile, customers expressed frustration over what they termed as the unfair treatment meted against them by the LEC.

They complained that management does not respond to their call whenever there is power outage due to damage done to their transformers or meters.

Source: Front Page Africa