The Liberia Electricity Corporation Chief Executive Officer Monitoring and Investigative Team on Power Theft has accused City Plazza in Monrovia of power theft.
Speaking Tuesday, during one of its monitoring rounds, Jimmy Dixson, speaking on behalf of the monitoring team said their observation and current investigation shows that City Plazza is accessing direct current without LEC approval.
Dixon told reporters that the institution Management was engaged about the issue, but has refused to allow the team access to their powerhouse to do an inspection.
He noted that the connection done on the two poles near the City Plazza Building made it difficult to detect power theft, unless they can enter the institution’s powerhouse, but they were denied.
According to Dixson, the building was connected to LEC prior to their arrival, but the management quickly switch to their main generator, immediately upon their arrival.
Dixon described the act as sad, especially when the US Embassy near Monrovia has made specific emphasis on power theft in Liberia.
According to Dixson, such an act is also responsible to the denied the government of needed revenue and must not be accepted.
Meanwhile, efforts to get to the Management of City Plazza on the matter did not materialize up to press time, as cell numbers placed on the building as contacts were said to be wrong numbers.