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Sierra Leone - Rehabilitation and extension Bo-kenema distribution system – ARAP Summary
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) planned support for the electricity sector in Sierra Leone for the rehabilitation and extension of the Bo-Kenema electricity distribution system. The aim of these activities is to improve evacuation capacity, reduce overloading, reduce technical losses, and improve system reliability. The scale of work and its associated displacement effects on the local inhabitants underpins the need for resettlement and compensation of 115 eligible ProjectAffected-Persons (PAPs). As part of an Environmental and Social Assessment for the rehabilitation and extension of the Bo-Kenema electricity distribution system line, the project was classified as Category-II in accordance with the Bank’s Integrated Safeguard System (ISS). An Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) as well and An Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan (ARAP) were prepared in accordance withthe Bank’s Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP). The following document is the summary of the ARAP.