Sirleaf Thanks Libyans for Generators

Wednesday, 24th January 2007
The generators presented by the Libyan Government.
The generators presented by the Libyan Government.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says one of the major challenges facing government is the restoration of electricity to the Country. The President said the restoration of power will serve as an incentive to attract private capital and investment.

Speaking Wednesday at the Roberts International Airport during the presentation program of two generators donated to Liberia by the government of Libya, the President thanked Col. Mohammed Kadhafi and the people of Libya for their contribution towards governmentís efforts to expand electricity to all parts of the country.

The President said the generators will expand governmentís capacity to provide electricity under the second phase of the Emergency Power Program. President Johnson Sirleaf also thanked the Libyan Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Mohammed Talbi, for ensuring that his government made good on its promise.

The Libyan donation also includes five tractors to help boost the Agricultural sector of the country.

Responding, Ambassador Talbi said the donation represents his governmentís contribution towards the economic growth of Liberia. He praised the President for her efforts to improve the wellbeing of Liberians and expressed the hope that relations between Liberia and Libyan would be enhanced.

The two generators have a combined capacity of 1.6 megawatts.

The occasion was witnessed by LEC Managing Director Harry Yuan;
Lands, Mines & Energy Minister, Dr. Eugene Shannon, Agriculture Minister, Dr. Chris Toe and the Energy Advisor to the President Mr. Christopher Neyor.