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.