A public education and community engagement campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of electricity theft and to solicit the support of the communities to combat the phenomenon will be launched in the PHP Community in Central Monrovia today. The campaign, which seeks to highlight the consequences of electricity theft would be extended to all communities within the network area of the Liberia Electricity Corporation.
The LEC acknowledges that effective public education and community engagement are particularly significant as our company is heading in a new strategic direction and changing the way we do business with the public. In a press release the LEC said it believes that engagement with stakeholders is not just a procedure, but an open, continuous two-way communication aiming to inform decisions and anticipate future changes. There has been a phenomenal increase in electricity theft, which has resulted in the loss of innocent lives, properties and revenue. The LEC is also very concerned with how power thieves are carelessly burying electricity cables underground, posing danger to community dwellers, especially children. The corporation will be working in close contact with the leadership of the communities to identify potential risks to community dwellers and find ways to mitigate them.