It is over ten years since the war ended. The end of the war led to the holding of democratic elections that brought in president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Africa's first female president. Her as cendency into that prestigious position raised the hope of many Liberians, especially in the provision of some basic social services to the country.
One key social service that every country and its citizen will require today is electricity. Whether you like it or not, electricity is needed.
Electricity is important for life. No country or an economy can improve in the absence of effective power supply.
In fact, according to some researchers, electricity is used mostly in four main areas: industry, public health, media and transportation.
This Government is in its second term now and by now, the entire city of Monrovia and its environs would have power by now. But this is not the case today.
Electricity is the crucial factor in operating most devices. It is essential tools in the day today running of any economy. Not only the economy, but also in the lives of people.
But it is a shame today that the entire city does not have light. The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) which is to provide light is finding it difficult to effect this task.
At the LEC itself, it is struggling to actually secure all its lines and adequately.
It will be a shame if this Government leaves from power without supplying the entire Monrovia with power. Yes, this Government is doing well in road construction and other areas, but electricity is very crucial.
There is no gainsaying that, electric is helpful in health services and treatment. Due to electricity, medical technology is improving by the day.
Look, at times at the country's leading hospital John F. K. Medical Hospital faces problems with current.
We at The New Republic News paper are calling on the Government to do all it can to ensure that at least the people of Monrovia have power.
If this economy should move ahead, priority should be placed on power. We call on this Government to do all it can.
We do know that it will take time for power to reach to all parts of the country. But what we are looking at today is for at least power to be in Monrovia.
All eyes are on this Government when it comes to power. Do all you can to provide power to this country for easier work.
Please prioritize electricity today.