LEC Migrating to New Platform to Better Manage Customers, Resources

first_imgAuthorities of LEC and participants at a one-day event held on Carey Street.As community dwellers assure LEC of fighting power theftAs part of efforts to raise awareness on the danger of electricity theft, its negative impact on the economy as a whole and how it is undermining revenue generation, community’s dwellers have assured authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) of helping to fight power theft.The commitment was held during a town hall meeting with members of the Excellent Sport and Intellectual Association (ESIA) on Carey Street and residents.LEC Assistant Manager for Information Public Affairs, Winston Bedell, thanked the ESIA leadership for the invitation and recounted the challenges being faced by the corporation in fulfilling its statutory mandate of providing affordable and reliable electricity to all Liberia.Theft of electricity, Bedell said, is undermining LEC’s ability to raise its lawful revenue and expand to more communities in a timely and orderly manner.He reiterated that 60 percent of electricity generated, which amounts to US$35 Million annually, is stolen by unscrupulous individuals.Bedell urged members of ESIA to join the fight against electricity theft, which is posing an existential threat to the economy.“We have come today to dialogue with you; and I like to appeal to all members of this great forum and all well-meaning Liberians to join the LEC in combating power theft by naming and shaming individuals and communities involved in this act,” he said.Public Affairs Manager, Mambu James Kpargoi, informed the forum that the LEC with funding from donor partners is implementing several expansion projects, which will connect over 140,000 new customers to the national electricity grid over the next two to three years.Kpargoi disclosed that during the course of this month, the LEC will be migrating to a new customer management software, the Integration Management System (IMS), which will revolutionize how LEC does business with its customers and the public.The IMS, he explained, is a computerized system that will incorporate all aspects of the LEC business units, including customers’ recruitment to connection, procurement to contracting, employee management, and outage management, among several other functions.“2019 is going to be an exciting year and a year of implementation. We have several projects ongoing that will connect over 140,000 new customers to the national electricity grid. The introduction of the Integrated Management System is also going to radically change the way we do business”. Kpargoi said.The Chairman of the Excellent Sports and Intellectual Association, Smith Peters, thanked the LEC for honoring their invitation to inform its members about developments in the electricity sector. He promised that his Center will work with the LEC to combat power theft, which he describe as a virus that is spreading across the LEC network.“We can assure you that we are going to use our platform to help the LEC to fight power theft. We are aware of the crippling impact of power theft on our economy and all Liberians should join the LEC in combating this menace” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgHe may have been beaten in the World Championship Final but Jason Quigley has been ranked number one in the world.Jason QuigleyThe Ballybofey man joins the man who beat him, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly from Kazakhstan, at top of the middleweight rankings.The ratings see the 22 year old Finn Valley boxer jump six places from when he went into the world championships two weeks ago. Although beaten by Alimkhanuly, many suggest Jason could beat the gold medalist if the pair meet again.Quigley went into the fight having boxed the previous day in his tough semi-final bout while his opponent had a three day rest and got a walkover in the semi-final.Jason’s proud dad Conor put out a message of Facebook declaring his son was number one in the world.The Finn Valley boxer’s ultimate aim will be to box for Ireland at the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016 But there is the question of retaining his senior crown and boxing for his country before then.  QUIGLEY RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD RATINGS was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jason Quigleyrankingsworld number onelast_img read more