Liberia Struggles to Bring Back Electricity


The government says it's prioritizing the rehabilitation of the largest hydro power plant in the country which was damaged during the war, as residents complain about the high cost of available electricity.

A damaged power plant of the Liberian Electricity Corporation.

  • Liberia:  LEC Planting Poles to Increase Electricity

    The Informer, 14 January 2013

    The Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy (LME) Hon. Patrick Sendolo has disclosed that government has embarked on an ambitious plan to provide electricity to Monrovia and across the ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Liberia to Benefit Chinese $500 Million Power Deal With Cote d'Ivoire

    New Democrat, 11 January 2013

    Liberia is among West African countries expected to benefit from the U$500 million low-interest loan from China's Export-Import Bank to finance the construction of a 275-megawatt ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Gov't Outlines Plans for Energy Sector

    Heritage, 11 January 2013

    The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Mr. Patrick Sendolo, has outlined plans for the expansion of electricity across the country. ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Hydro Capacity Will Increase to 84mw

    The NEWS, 4 January 2013

    Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek M. Piah has disclosed that the hydro capacity would be increased from its pre-war 64 mega watt to 84 mega watt. read more »

  • Liberia:  Japan Approves U.S $25 Million for Power System

    The NEWS, 14 December 2012

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved US$25 million for the rehabilitation of Monrovia power system. The amount is approximately 2.037 billion Japanese Yen. read more »

  • Liberia:  Liberia, Japan Sign U.S.$33.5 Million Energy Agreements

    The New Dawn, 14 December 2012

    Liberia and Japan have signed two separate agreements aimed at enhancing Liberia's food security and boosting the country's energy sector. read more »

  • Liberia:  7,000 Customers to Benefit From LEC's Expansion

    The NEWS, 11 December 2012

    Approximately 7,000 new customers are expected to benefit from the energy expansion of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), United States Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac ... read more »

  • Liberia:  U.S. Support to LEC Nets Over U.S.$50 Million

    The Informer, 7 December 2012

    U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac and Liberian Government authorities Thursday (Dec 6) signed a US$9.1 million grant that will expand electricity supply to Monrovia and its environs, ... read more »