GECOL: Over 4,000 Meters of Copper Wires Stolen near Tripoli


On Sunday, the General Electricity Company in Libya (GECOL) announced the theft of more than 4,350 meters of copper wires near Tripoli.

GECOL explained in a statement that 2,250 meters of copper wires were looted from the Ziltin Distribution Department, while a further 2,100 meters were stolen from Murqub Distribution Department. The company added that the theft had caused the disconnection of feeding to some transformers.

The company also condemned the continued attacks on its electrical network, and stressed the need to put an end to this phenomenon which leads to additional losses for the company, and power outages in a number of areas.

GECOL has noted that acts of theft, looting, and attacks against the electrical network have increased significantly and in multiple regions across Libya.