The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has cut the National Elections Commission (NEC’s) power supply, due to the Commission’s failure to settle an arrear of over US$84,000 with the State-owned power provider.
In a statement released late last Friday, the NEC disclosed that the LEC has terminated the supply of electricity to the National Elections Commission, (NEC) earlier that day.
“The NEC was disconnected from the LEC power grid at the 9th and 10th Streets Headquarters of the National Elections Commission,” the Commission’s statement indicated.
According to the statement, “NEC-Liberia owns the LEC US$ 84, 082 and 53 cents.”
Meanwhile, NEC-Liberia says it is appealing to the management of the LEC to restore electricity to the NEC Headquarters so that the Commission’s work and planning processes for the 2023 general and presidential elections are facilitated, while the Commission engages with relevant government authorities to offset its liability with the LEC.
“With limited financial capacity, the NEC will be unable to carry out its work without the restoration of LEC connection,” the NEC emphasized in its Friday statement.