By: Julius Konton
Mamos TV, Liberia
Power has been identified as one of the main constraints facing Mano River Union (MRU) countries, says Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Liberia‘s president noted that the lack of electricity supply has contributed to the deterioration of the quality of life of Liberians, something she said should be addressed.
In an effort to address such troubling issue, the sub-regional body has broken grounds for the inter-connection of power lines, an effort intended to bring relief to the people.
The project with eleven sub-stations with one thousand three hundred kilo meters (1300km), upon completion will benefit millions of people in the sub-region.
According to President Sirleaf, development network in the sub-region is key as they are working on it as Heads of States to the fullest.
She assured people of her and her colleagues' support and commitment to the project for the betterment of their people.
Also speaking at the program, was the General Manager of the project Mohammed Sherif who noted that the project marks a new beginning in the sub-region.
The project which he branded as the biggest construction of projects in the "MRU" basin was due to hard work, courage and commitment from their respective leaders.
The agreement which was signed about five years ago was ratified by the four Heads of States to among other things provide access to the needed energy areas.
It was also intended to establish the regional body "TRANSCO-CLSG" which is mandated to finance, construct, own and operate and to further develop the inter connection lines.
"We are excited," he noted in a happy tune.
The project in conclusion Mr. Sherif noted is a spring boat for future cooperation in the "ECOWAS" Region and beyond.