Mt. Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project
Pres. Sirleaf Pleased With Progress On Key Projects
MONROVIA, August 17 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed satisfaction over the significant level of work done at the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project in Harrisburg as well as the NASSCORP Housing Units in Brewerville and VOA.
She was speaking Tuesday, August 16, during an inspection tour of the projects.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf indicated that if it were left to her, she would have told the Liberian people that when the hydro rehabilitation process is completed, electricity would be supplied to the nation precisely within the month of December 2016.
She said according to engineers at the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam, it was clear that electricity would be available by December 16.
“I am very pleased to take the day going around and to see how far works are ongoing at such critical national project,” she said.
Work on the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant is 71% complete, clearly indicative of three turbines under construction and installation which technically will be completed December 16, the release said.
This significantly tells the story of Liberia’s transition from a pre-conflict capacity to post-conflict sustainable trajectory, the release continued.
The Liberian leader also toured the housing units in Brewerville and the VOA, where victims of the West Point sea erosion disaster have been relocated.
At the Brewerville Housing Units, she inspected the new housing structures under construction.
Briefing President Sirleaf upon arrival, the Deputy Managing Director of the National Housing Authority (NHA), Prince A. Wreh, said the project, which commenced initially with the construction of 35 housing units, was followed by additional 70 units, and later 58 units, bringing the total to 163 housing units that are currently engaged by Liberians for occupation.
The Liberian leader’s inspection tour also took her to the Voice of America (VOA) old Relay Station Community, where she interacted with members of the West Point Disaster Victims Association and urged them not to return to their previous community, even though they might be faced with difficulties.
She encouraged them to engage into agricultural activities to sustain themselves.
President Sirleaf assured the VOA Community residents that the NHA will construct concrete buildings for the relocated West Pointers.
Regarding the issue of land availability for garden purposes, President Sirleaf requested the Chairman of the Brewerville City Council, Mr. Soko D. Wiles and members of his community to find available land space in the area to afford the former West Point residents the opportunity to engage in farming activities to empower themselves.
Speaking on behalf of the women, the Chairlady of the nearly 403 women relocated from West Point, Madam Lucy Brohioh, commended President Sirleaf and informed her that since their relocation to the VOA Community, their children continue to be healthy, but remain challenged with enrolling in schools and finding available land to start farming activities.
President Sirleaf was accompanied by NHA Managing Director Samuel Wulue, Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe-Mgovo, and LEC Project Implementation Unit Project Director Mr. William David Hakin, as well as an array of government officials and scores of journalists.