-Over Status of Street Lights, Volunteer Workers In Nimba
By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Nimba County electoral district seven Representative Roger Domah wants the plenary of the House of Representatives to invite the management of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) and partner, the Jungle Energy Power (JEP) to provide information on the status of street lights in various cities in Nimba County and volunteer workers prior to the taking over by Jungle Energy Power (JEP).
Rep. Roger S.W.Y. Domah
In his communication Thursday to the plenary of the House of Representatives, the Nimba County electoral district seven lawmaker reminded his colleagues that since the Jungle Energy Power (JEP) was sub-contracted by the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) on December 1, 2016 to manage for ten years the cross-border electricity which came from the Ivory Coast in Nimba County, it is yet to expand to other parts of the county.
Representative Domah said citizens in other parts of the county including Bahn city have expressed interest in the service provided, but JEP has said it doesn’t have the capacity to do such expansion.
“Additionally, almost all the street lights in the cities of Karnplay, Sanniquellie, Ganta and Saclepea are no longer functional. Up to now there is no effort being made to maintain them. Mr. Speaker and distinguish colleagues, the inability of JEP to maintain the street lights is creating serious insecurity in our cities while the conditions of former volunteer workers continue worst,” he said in his communication.
The Unity Party (UP) stalwart further said, “it is frustrating to note that those volunteer workers who worked with the LEC prior to the taking over by JEP are yet to get their benefits. Efforts by these workers to seek redress for their plights have yielded no results’.
After the reading of the communication, a motion was filed by Nimba County electoral district five Representative Samuel Kogar for the leadership of the Nimba County caucus to firstly investigate the issues before inviting them.