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Gbarnga To Enjoy Constant Power Supply
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2014


Gbarnga To Enjoy Constant Power Supply

By Ballah Kollie, Bong County Correspondent  

GBARNGA, Jan 27 (LINA) - Authorities of Bong County have given US$28,000 of the county’s Social Development Fund to a contractor to jump-start the outsourcing of electricity supply to Gbarnga City.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs local Project Monitor and Evaluation Officer, Mr. Daniel Tentay, the five-year contractual agreement between the county and the GEONTIA, will ensure the constant supply of electricity to the city.

Under the agreement additional funds will be raised to support the county’s development programs through the payment of electricity bills, while efforts are made to expand electricity supply to nearly all parts of Gbarnga City and possibly connect all homes.

In order to ensure the expansion of its services to residents of the city,GEONTIA has already brought three transformers to Gbarnga, with nine others expected soon, Tentay said.

Bong County is believed to be the first county in post-war Liberia that has outsourced the use of its generators, one 250kva and the other 110kva, to ensure constant power supply to residents of a city.

Also, Bong County could become the biggest beneficiary of electricity as a US$7 million UNDP Hydro project to be built at the Kpatawee Waterfalls will cover a large portion of Suakoko District, including Cuttington University, Phebe Hospital and surrounding villages.

When completed, it will bring to two the number of districts in Bong County that will be covered with electricity as compared to any other county in the country.

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