-As Kenema Substation Project Takes Shape
In the midst of electricity challenges facing member countries in the subregion, the TRANSCO-Cote D’ Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) electrification project is said to be making major strides in addressing issues of beneficiaries of the significant project.
With more transmission towers been erected across the region, the project is also fast striking the construction of additional facilities in the targeted countries.
In Kenema, the South Eastern part of Sierra Leone, the substation project there is taking major shape with the installation of primary equipment site including the primary gantry, oil tank and circuit breakers all being deployed so far.
The modern facility at the Kenema substation in Sierra Leone which is so vital to the people upon full completion will increase the power transfer capacity, the reliability and availability of power supply to Kenema and other districts in the country.
The implementation of the CLSG Electricity Project which is in full swing in the targeted countries namely: Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea is committed to ensuring a reliable and affordable electricity to millions of people in the subregion.
According to the General Manager of CLSG Mohammed Sheriff, they are working tirelessly to put smiles on the faces of people in the region especially by connecting them with light and live.
He said Liberia as part of the project have five substations, four of which are under construction to include: Yekepa in Nimba County, Mount Coffee in Montserrado County, Buchanan in Grand Bassa County and Mambi in Grand Cape Mount County while the Botota project is expected to begin soon.
Under the project, residents in rural parts of the four countries will hugely benefit from the electrification initiative as compensation to affected communities have so far been presented to them.
Meanwhile, board members of the CLSG are said to be holding series of meetings which are geared towards addressing some issues and progress regarding the project.
Electricity which is crucial to development in the region upon full completion of the project in the four countries will bring great relief to the people as well as improve fast economic growth and development.