Abidjan, Còte d’Ivoire, Tuesday November 30, 2021 – Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh called on President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire and presented him a letter on the TRANSCO CLSG electrification project from His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio.
Speaking on the purpose of his visit, Vice President Jalloh said he was in Côte d’Ivoire as a Special Envoy of President Bio and was in the country with a high-powered delegation to firm up arrangements in relation to the TRANSCO CLSG Power Purchase and Transmission Services Agreements with a view to lighting up the southeastern parts of Sierra Leone.
He conveyed the appreciation of President Bio to President Ouattara, adding that the Ivorian President had played a critically important role in the promotion of regional integration as evident in the transformative CLSG project.
Vice President Jalloh informed President Ouattara that his Sierra Leonean opposite number was eager to see the energization of the power line so as to accelerate the delivery of reliable and sustainable electricity to the southeastern cities of Bo and Kenema.
While thanking Vice President Jalloh for his eloquent presentation, President Alassane Ouattara described President Bio’s leadership as quintessential of exemplary statesmanship, adding that the fact that he had to dispatch such a high-level delegation was indicative of his commitment to the acceleration and realization of the CLSG project.
He assured Vice President Jalloh that his country would continue to support Sierra Leone and also expressed his personal desire to support President Bio in his efforts to achieve energy security in Sierra Leone.
President Ouattara instructed his Minister of Energy to forge a strong partnership with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy and to ensure that the Power Purchase Agreements protocols were signed to enable the people of Bo and Kenema enjoy uninterrupted electricity.
The Vice President was accompanied by the Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay and other officials. The energy sector reforms continue.
Story by Austine Lusine, Communication Specialist, Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone