CLSG Sierra Leone
- Reference: P-Z1-F00-046
- Approval date: 06/11/2013
- Start date: 23/10/2015
- Appraisal Date: 30/04/2013
- Status: ApprovedAPVD
- Implementing Agency: GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE (REGIONAL)
- Location: Sierra Leone
The CLSG project involves the construction of a 225 kV high voltage transmission line approximately 1360 km connecting C
The objective of this project is to permit the interconnection of "Zone A" and "Zone B" of the WAPP through Liberia and Sierra Leone, thereby increasing opportunities for trade and the establishment of a regional power market
The gap in LSG countries' power sector has far reached implications for sustained economic growth and social wellbeing of the population. All four countries are post-conflicts and fragile states. The sector is plagued with recurrent outages to the extent that a significant number of customers provide their own power at huge cost to themselves and the countries' economy impede the growth of many sectors and, as a result, job creation and poverty reduction.
Empirical findings on ECOWAS suggest that investing in infrastructure is compatible with the regional integration, the private sector development and the attainment of MDGs The rationale for the project is that regional interconnection and reliable power system will underpin rapid GDP growth, poverty alleviation and job creation.
Access to affordable and reliable supply of electricity is fundamental for the development of any country and the general wellbeing of a country's population. CLSG project is to support CLSG governments to improve the electricity system in a sustainable manner, a regional integration and mix energetic power pool, a synergy with the ICT sector, and the business environment for active participation of the private sector in the medium term, hence means to exit from the current stage of fragile states.
DIALLO Amadou Bassirou - ONEC1