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TRANSCO CLSG holds 22nd Board meeting virtually

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Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and its related travel restrictions, TRANSCO CLSG is convening its 22nd Board of Directors meeting on Monday, September 21, 2020 virtually.

The Board of Directors will discuss reports submitted to it by the various Board committees including Technical, Finance and Administration, Audit and Governance committees; following which the Board is expected to approve the reports.

Board members, including the Secretary General of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Mr. Siengui A. Ki have confirmed their participation, and that will constitute a quorum. Board Chairman, Hon. Amidou Traoré, Director-General, CI-Energies, will chair the meeting.

The General Manager, Mohammed M. Sherif will deliver an important statement that encompasses the progress and challenges in the implementation of the CLSG interconnection project. He will report on the progress that have been achieved in 2020 amidst the coronal virus pandemic and other challenges faced by the company during the year 2020.

The General Manager will also outline plans for the rest of the year and present the key items that require the consideration and approval of the Board.

The General Manager is also expected to express TRANSCO CLSG’s deepest condolences to the Chairman, and the CI-Energies family for the sudden passing away of Mr. Tanoe, the Secretary General of CI-Energies who in diverse ways contributed to the TRANSCO CLSG institutional setup and participated in the activities of the Board through the Technical Committee.


TRANSCO CLSG holds High level Board Committees’ meetings virtually

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Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and its related travel restrictions, the management of TRANSCO CLSG is holding its institutional meetings for the third quarter virtually. On Thursday, September 3, 2020, the Technical Committee meeting commenced.

These meetings are usually held face-to-face at the company’s headquarters in Abidjan, but the Covid-19 situation necessitated the virtual gathering. Working remotely is the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Committee members from Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are meeting to review the progress and challenges in the implementation of the CLSG project. See schedules below:



Board Technical Committee Meeting 

Thursday September 3, 2020 – Friday September 4, 2020


  • International Operational Agreement
  • Revised Contract for temporary O&M
  • Project Progress report

Board Finance & Administration Committee

Monday September 7, 2020 – Tuesday September 8, 2020


  • Review and adopt Procurement Manual
  • Updated Business Plan and budget for 2020
  • Draft Statement for 2019
  • 4th Quarter Interim report 2019

Board Audit & Good Governance Committee      

Thursday September 10, 2020 – Friday September 11, 2020


  • Audit report for the period December 2019 to June 2020

Board of Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meeting

Monday September 21, 2020


TRANSCO CLSG holds 2-week long Joint Donors Supervision mission

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ABIDJAN – June 29, 2020: The management of TRANSCO CLSG has been holding series of Joint Donors Virtual Supervision Mission meetings with funders of the CLSG interconnection project. The General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG, Mohammed M. Sherif chairs the meetings. The mission which kicked off on June 23, 2020, concludes this week.

As part of the fiduciary aspect of the CLSG project implementation, the CLSG donors including the World Bank (WB), African Development Bank (AfDB), the German Development Bank (KfW) and European Development Bank (EIB) conduct midterm and quarterly reviews of the project covering technical issues, challenges and mitigation measures that would be discussed and used to push the project implementation forward.

The Donors welcomed the mission to keep them up to date with the CLSG project progress. They thanked TRANSCO CLSG management for the level of progress being made despite the Covid-19 pandemic. They reaffirmed their pledge to work closely with TRANSCO CLSG to see the lights on. “We are looking forward to see the lights on,” said Madam Clemencia Torres, World Bank Task team leader for the CLSG project.

She added: “All the eyes are on us and so we look forward to the conclusion of the project implementation.” Madam Fatima Gaba of the AfDB also thanked TRANSCO CLSG for making the joint mission (the first) possible. “It’s an important mission for the AfDB. The CLSG project is an especially important project and we are looking forward to ensuring that we have very sustainable trade among the four countries.”

The meetings are focused on the technical aspects of the project, procurement issues, financial management aspects of the projects, among others crucial topics.