The General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG, Mr. Mohammed Sherif maintains that the issue of energy supply remains an essential component that is embedded in the national growth strategy of each country in the CLSG – Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
He said citizens across CLSG, including local leaders, entrepreneurs and small business owners are patiently waiting the realization of the interconnection project that will deliver the innovation and initiative needed to make this whole transformation possible. We are poised to deliver on this mandate.
Mr. Sherif made the statement at the 11th Board of Directors meeting held in Abidjan on Thursday, November 24, 2016. In his update to the Board, Mr. Sherif said TRANSCO CLSG has made enormous progress, though there remain some challenges. However, those challenges will not hinder the seamless implementation of the CLSG project, he assured the Board.
“Our people are patiently waiting the coming of light in their various urban and rural communities. We are accelerating the process with a shared passion and commitment to succeed. Therefore, we remain resolute in building on the milestones already achieved,” Mr. Sherif said and added that the CLSG project is for the people and therefore we are committed to implementing a sustainable project that will bring development and enhance their livelihood and preserve our environment.
The General Manager also stated that the successful implementation of the project would mean Regional Integration of electricity networks; Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, Economic Recovery and Poverty Reduction, Improving the Financial Performance and Developing Alternative Power Supply Model.
At the end of the project’s life, millions of people are expected to benefit from the electricity provided through TRANSCO CLSG transmission line. “The future is bright, and we want to invite you to be part of this journey.”
Mr. Sherif assured that his team is very confident with the level of support and commitment from the Board, donors and other key stakeholders. “We will break the ground and start the construction works in this year.”
Mr. Sherif said the management of TRANSCO CLSG recognizes the Board’s effort, adding, “We owe gratitude to you for your support towards the implementation of the CLSG interconnection project. Your willingness is clearly demonstrated by the invaluable support shown to TRANSCO CLSG by governments and the national utilities in the CLSG countries.”
He praised the Governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, donors and all our key partners for their unwavering support and commitment to the CLSG project. “We remain confident that with the same support, the challenges ahead are far lesser.”
He acknowledged the resilience and the efforts of his team which has made it possible to achieve key deliverables over the year on the project implementation and institutional functions. Through their efforts, he said, TRANSCO CLSG has achieved key milestones towards project implementation.