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Part 3 Engaging the Private Sector in Liberia's Electricity Future

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Published on Jun 5, 2013

With the assistance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Government of Liberia awarded a five-year management contract for the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) to Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) of Canada in 2010. With the support of donors, including USAID, Norway, the World Bank and the European Union, the contract aims to rebuild the electricity system in Monrovia and significantly expand access to electricity while improving the operational and financial performance of LEC. One boost to improving collections and increasing connections is the introduction of pre-paid metering. As many literate, educated people fled the country during the war, an ongoing challenge is building the local capacity necessary to operate the growing utility.

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