The Minister of Energy of Liberia says the CLSG interconnection project has reached a “Point of return” and urged closed coordination among donors to deal with challenges in the implementation of the CLSG project.
Minister Patrick Sendolo said the TRANSCO CLSG project is a part of Liberia’s master plan for the energy sector. He added, “I have the sense now that we have reach the point of no return. The point through which we can look forward to the future and say this project shall be done.”
Minister Sendolo maintained the progress being made in the implementation of the CLSG project is being possible through the great partnership with stakeholders, including the donors, and through the hard work and dedication of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and the various governments in the countries that constitute the CLSG as well as the project management team.Donors meeting in LiberiaHe made the remarks at the opening of the two-day Donors’ Coordination meeting organized by TRANSCO CLSG on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Monrovia, Liberia. At the meeting, TRANSCO CLSG will provide updates and discuss progress and challenges in the implementation of the CLSG project with the donors and key stakeholders.
The Liberian Minister disclosed that within a couple of months, the Government of Liberia will commission the first unit of the Mount Coffee hydroelectric plant. He said the Mount Coffee hydro project was a challenging project, however, through much effort, commitment and coordination with the donors and other key partners, the project has become a reality.
He paid tributes to the various Liberian government agencies including the Ministries of Finance and Development Planning, his Ministry, the national utility company, LEC, among others for making the CLSG project a reality. “This is a great project. All we can do now is create more synergy”
Minister Sendolo emphasized that commitment and partnership is key to the successful outcome of the CLSG interconnection project for the people of the CLSG countries to receive reliable and affordable electricity they need. “We also have to make sure every stakeholder is on the same path to ensuring that the CLSG project becomes fruitful.”