LEC’s Deputy Managing Director Attacked with Machetes (Cutlasses) in Monrovia

By Winsley S. Nanka, CPA

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
May 9, 2005


Two men with machetes on Saturday, May 7, 2005 attacked the Deputy Managing Director for Administration of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, Mr. Abraham Kromah at his residence in Sinkor, Monrovia. According to family sources in Monrovia, Mr. Kromah’s electric power generator abruptly stopped at 1 AM, prompting him and the attendant to go outside to check the problem. While returning in his yard, two unknown men attacked him with machetes causing severe injuries to his body.

Mr. Kromah who is said to have fainted as the result of the injuries he sustained was driven to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in Monrovia by his wife. According to hospital sources, Mr. Kromah is in critical but stable condition.

Mr. Abraham Kromah, commonly known as “Abe” by relatives and friends graduated from the Ricks Institute in 1971, he matriculated to the University of Liberia and graduated from the College of Agriculture and Forestry with bachelors of Science degree in forestry in 1976. He traveled to the Philippines in 1978 where he obtained a master degree in forest resources management in 1980.

Mr. Kromah has held various positions in Liberia over the years including Special Assistant to the Minister of Education, Personnel Manager, Liberia Electricity Corporation, Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Liberia Electricity Corporation, Deputy Managing Director for Planning, Forestry Development Authority, and Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Forestry Development Authority. Mr. Kromah has also taught at the University of Liberia and he is currently a student at the Louise Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.

It is not known if the attack on Mr. Kromah was ethically motivated. However, the attack indicates that the security situation in Liberia is still acutely fragile despite the presence of the United Nations forces in Liberia.