President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Sirleaf Turns On Solar Power Light In Totota
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, October 19 ( LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially switched on a Solar Power Light Plant in Totota, Bong County.
She dedicated the Plant recently during a trip to Bong County to officially dedicate the 176.7km road linking Montserrado, Margibi and Bong counties.
President Sirleaf commended the plant’s CEO, William Thompson and Project Consultant of the Liberia Engineering and Geo-Tech firm, Emmanuel K. Urey, for being creative in providing job opportunities for jobless Liberians.
The Liberia Engineering and Geo-Technology Consultant is a 100 percent Liberian-owned and operated company engaging in profitable livelihood initiatives.
The Liberian leader urged other youthful Liberians to be creative like Messrs. Thompson and Urey and not to sit down idly and depend on others to do for them what they are supposed to be doing for themselves.
She also appealed to residents of Totota to ensure that those connected to the Mini-Solar Power Light pay their bills to sustain the project and keep it alive.
President Sirleaf requested Thompson to liaise with the National Housing Authority (NHA) on the possibility of using similar technology to provide Solar Power Lights for housing units constructed by the Government through the NHA in Brewerville and Marshall in Montserrado and Margibi counties respectively.
Earlier, Thompson extolled President Sirleaf for switching on the light as a means of uplifting their efforts.
He said the provision of electricity to households and businesses was like a drop in a bucket in Totota, because the town has more than 1,000 households with more than 50 local businesses actively operating.
He pointed out that the long-term goal of his entity was to provide clean, affordable, reliable and renewable energy to 500 or more homes and local businesses in Totota, which, he noted, will require collaboration with other partners.
He applauded President Sirleaf for her support to ensure continuity of their Geo-Tech activities in Totota and other parts of the country.
Presently, according to Thompson, about 40 homes and small businesses, including a community bank, are benefiting from the Solar Power Light project.