New Georgia Estate community residents terrified by LEC’s polE

By Kai Toteh | October 23, 2013

LEC fallen light pole
An electric pole belonging to Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) would have caused a massive damage yesterday morning had it not been for the Grace of God. VOL/Photo/Kai Toteh

An electric pole with live wire belonging to the Liberian Electricity Corporation (LEC) would have caused a massive damage in a community outside New Georgia Estate yesterday morning. No one was hurt, but residents in the area, speaking to Insight, said had it not been for the Grace of God, something terrible would have happened.

The residents, who refused to call their names for reason best known to them, said the pole fell early morning yesterday during which time they were still in bed. The cause of the tumble is due to corrosion owing to decades of lack of maintenance or replacement by the LEC.

Residents who had gathered in small groups yesterday to discuss the fallen light pole are calling on LEC to remove all the old electric poles in various communities so as to avoid similar danger, adding that another neighborhood might not be lucky.

The fallen electric pole was lying there up to 2:p.m. yesterday, though when asked, the residents said they made several phone calls to LEC’s authorities requesting them to send a crew out there to remove the fallen electric pole.