The Turkish Mining company, MNG Gold, has reassured locals of Kokoyah Statutory District – its concession area – to fulfill promises made that will improve their lives. The company donated five motorbikes and 100 pieces of solar lights to stakeholders of the district.
The executive director of Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Wilfred Johnson, has described access to reliable energy as fundamental in safe-guarding Liberia’s forest against deforestation but added that inadequate access to energy is a recipe for continuous deforestation in Liberia.
The one-day meeting was a consequence of President George Weah’s concern about the woeful outage of power in Liberia. In recent months, flights have redirected to other countries while Liberians in the twenty-first century sleep in darkness due to the lack of electric power in the country.
President George Manneh Weah has issued Executive Order #107 suspending import tariffs on the types of off-grids solar lighting appliances, equipment and system components, and other systems directly related to renewable energy development classified under the Tariff Numbers of the Liberia Revenue Code.
The project implemented by Cities Alliance with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and supported by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, (BMZ), has provided local trade associations representing fishermen and fishmongers with freezers and ice makers powered by solar panels.
Rather than touting his personal horn, President Weah should direct his attention to most important issue of ensuring that the Liberia Electricity Corporation executes its statutory function of delivering electricity to the more than 2 million population of Monrovia and rest of the country.
With 213 facilities inclusive of depots, stations, and barracks nationwide having partial or no means of electricity, a Liberian-owned solar electrification company has come to the aid of the Liberia National Police (LNP) with the launch of a project aimed at supplying regular electricity at the various facilities.
The venture led by a local team back home on behalf of Gonser Zou has installed solar panels throughout his home town of Kpalay which is providing a steady supply of power during the night hours in that rural side of the country.