The community is the first to be electrified under the ‘Light Up Monrovia project’, a US$63 million scheme supported by the EU through the Monrovia Consolidation of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Project. Speaking at the event on Friday, President Weah said the electrification of Peace Island Community and other suburbs of Monrovia will drive development, provide security and bring together families and communities. Also speaking, Ambassador Delahousse, declaring President Weah as “Darkness Medicine,” pledged the EU Member States’ continued support to Liberia’s development drive. Meanwhile, Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah informed the gathering that aside from the Peace Island electricity project, government has also signed a US$42 Million rural electricity project with its partner. “You already know him [President Weah] as bad road and darkness medicines, it will be also good to make some finance available for road project,” Tweah noted.
Source: Front Page Africa March 08, 2021 08:37 UTC