Liberia: LEC Power Victim Pleads for Government to Pay Her Hospital Bill


Madam Betty Menyon, a lady who has been injured by a falling Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC) tension line, is calling on the Government of Liberia through the LEC to pay her hospital bill.

The victim claimed that LEC has not fulfilled its alleged promise made through its ELWA Sub-station’s Supervisor, only identified as Mr. Lawrence, to pay her hospital bill.

Madam Menyon reportedly got victimized by the LEC tension wire on 27 November 2021 when she went out to the Boulevard rock-crushing ground to get her family’s daily bread.

She is said to be a single parent of five children. She has been hospitalized at the ELWA Hospital.

Her health situation seems to be getting worse daily and doctors at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville have announced that Madam Menyon has to go through some major surgical operations to help her to be physically normal.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with this paper during the weekend at the ELWA Hospital, Madam Menyon explained that after crushing rocks on 27 November 2021, she was resting along with her friend when a storm blew and heavy rain started to fall.

She said it was during that time when the LEC tension wire fell on her body and she got injured on the side.

Madam Betty Menyon narrated that Mr. Lawrence visited her and gave US$50 to her. But she claimed that Mr. Lawrence indicated that LEC management would help her with her bills, something she said the corporation is yet to do.