Liberia seeks top managers for utility

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Issue 300 - 15 May 2015 | 4 minute read

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government has appointed recruitment consultants to find new senior management to revive the national utility as it seeks to play a positive role in reinforcing the dilapidated transmission and distribution system and supporting increased domestic generation and import capacity.Lands, mines and energy minister Patrick Sendolo told African Energy the government saw Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)’s weaknesses as “a key constraint” to overhauling the power sector, but the utility was not in a fit state for privatisation. Even though, as a rule “government companies don’t work”, Monrovia had decided to keep LEC in public hands for now, he said in Hamburg on 5 May.

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