It is said that people steal about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia via illegal connections to their homes and businesses. – The state owned power utility.
Liberia Electricity Corporation officials told state radio that the theft has caused annual losses of about £35m (£27m).
This has robbed the utility of extending power supply.
We should be reminded that Liberia’s power sector was destroyed during the civil war from 1989 to 2003 and efforts are being made to rebuild it.
But up to now only 12% of Liberians and less than 20% of residents in the capital, Monrovia – have electricity, one of the lowest access rates in the world.
The government has targeted supplying electricity to 70% Monrovia’s population by 2030.