By Morrison O.G Sayon
The completion of the much-publicized Mount Coffee Hydro Power Project has been extended to next year as disclosed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. President Sirleaf has attributed the extension of the project to the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed over thousands of lives in Liberia.
Earlier, the Government of Liberia had set the completion of the Mount Coffee Hydro Project to December 25, 2015. But President Sirleaf said the Ebola epidemic stalled every project in the country including the Hydro project coupled with the departure of major investors and contractors.
The Liberian leader however, assured that a 38MW power plant will be operational to provide electricity to the citizens and that the government is doing everything possible to ensure that the entire country is provided electricity in the shortest possible time.
One of Liberia’s major problems is the provision of electricity. Experts say the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Plant will serve as a major boost to the pouring in of investors in the country and key to a booming economy.
Liberians have waited for electricity since the ascendency of President Johnson-Sirleaf though the President has continuously promised them of ‘small light today, big light tomorrow’. The citizens are yet to see the big light as the government’s tenure is dwindling to a vanishing point. .
The small light critics say is yet to be seen in full as all of the street lights are off while residents only receive current once a day. But President has however, promised that the hydro project is on course and will definitely be completed in 2016 less than 12 months from now.