Austine Luseni: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2021:
Yesterday Monday, 29 November 2021, Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio dispatched Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh as a Special Envoy to Cóte d’Ivoire, to engage President Alassane Dramane Ouattara on the TRANSCO CLSG Power Purchase and Transmission Services Agreement.
Today, Tuesday 30th November 2021, the Vice President will seek audience with the Ivorian President where he is expected to deliver a personal letter from His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio with respect to the inception of the TRANSCO CLSG project.
The Vice President is also expected to foster Sierra Leone’s long-standing bilateral relations with the francophone country, including trade and the possibility to re-start the Air Côte d’Ivoire flights to Freetown.
Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh will also witness the signing of the Power Purchase and Transmission Services Agreements to enable Sierra Leone to begin to benefit from the West African Power Pool Project which has its main generation hub in Còte d’Ivoire.
The TRANSCO CLSG Project is a critical component of the goal of regional integration of ECOWAS and the larger region, where energy generated by CI Energies will be transmitted and sold to substations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea along the 1300km run of line.
It is worthy of note that Sierra Leone as a country has made tremendous strides in accomplishing its own side of the CLSG bargain, with some key substations and the process of the stringing of overhead and subterranean cables already completed.
This project will unquestionably build on the tremendous growth in the energy sector since 2018, as it will substantially increase the country’s access to energy to new heights.
Increased energy supply according to President Bio “is bound to improve the lives of Sierra Leoneans, bolster small businesses and attract much needed foreign investment.”
The New Direction administration of President Julius Maada Bio remains committed to improving the lives of Sierra Leoneans by making access to reliable and sustainable energy a priority.
Accompanying the Vice President are the Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, Chairmen Boards of Directors EDSA and EGTC, Ing. Sidi Bakar and Ing. David Kamara in that order and other technical advisers.
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Austine Luseni is Communications Specialist of the Ministry of Energy, Sierra Leone. Contact Tel: 077377042 / 034157390
Mr Abu Paul Conteh, did you read the article properly before your comment above. I am sure that you only read the Headlines and you posted an erroneous comment. No where in the article is it mentioned that the vice president is in ivory Coast to purchase electricity for the South East. I am sure that the misleading heading to this article is a deliberate editorial work to attract readers to the article.. All we have to do is invest some effort and time to read this and many such articles to know that it is an editorial work or satirical style to draw readers attention.
Mr/Ms – there is nothing misleading or satirical about the headline of this story and its content, unless you are viewing it from your SLPP green spectacles which I suggest you remove. In fact the latest article published yesterday by the Sierra Leone Telegraph about this story specifically refers to the date the report was published by the ministry of electricity:
“According to Sierra Leone’s ministry of energy official report (published on Tuesday November 30, 2021): “Speaking on the purpose of his visit,Vice President Jalloh said he is in Ivory Coast as a Special Envoy of President Bio and in the country with a high-powered delegation to firm up arrangements in relation to the TRANSCO CLSG Power Purchase and Transmission Services Agreements with a view to lighting up the southeast of Sierra Leone.
“Vice President Jalloh informed President Ouattara that his Sierra Leonean opposite number (President Bio) is eager to see the energization of the power line so as to accelerate the delivery of reliable and sustainable electricity to the southeastern cities of Bo and Kenema.”
Please go and read that story and stop accusing the editor of the Telegraph. Your SLPP govment is tribalist fullstop!
“Vice President Juldeh Jalloh in Ivory Coast to discuss electricity supply for the South-East of Sierra Leone” – Sierra Leone Telegraph
The VP is used as a stooge to go to the Ivory Coast to negotiate for electricity that will benefit only the south East of Sierra Leone while his home region in the North and the capital city Freetown continue to struggle for electricity supply.
If I am requested to talk about my views as requested by the Sierra Leone Telegraph editorial board, I will say that this president only cares about the South East his strong hold and home area. The entire country is suffering from lack of electricity supply and yet the president and his government are only concerned about the South East of the country.