He said currently there are about 17,000 customers experiencing insufficient power supply in both cities adding however
that about 37,000 customers would have access to electricity when the project is completed. The minister disclosed that
a steering committee which would comprise of a team from EDSA, EGTC and the Ministry would sit to helm the
implementation of the project and to subsequently ensure that quality power supply is available to customers in Bo and
Kenema respectively.
A representative of the African Development Bank, Mr. Anthony Karembu also expressed that the Bank is optimistic
about the success of the project adding that it looks forward to the cooperation of stakeholders. Director Generals of
EDSA (Ing. Timbo) and EGTC (Ing. Garvie), as well as the respective Mayors of Bo and Kenema also made meaningful
contributions.
The Minister of Energy, Amb. Henry Macauley has on Friday, July 14, 2017 launched the rehabilitation and extension of
the Bo-Kenema electricity distribution system at the Ministry of Energy. This project is sequel to the CLSG interconnection
project that will benefit the Governments of Cote díIvoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. In line with this, the project
will improve the Bo-Kenema network which will result in a more resistant and reliable distribution system for both cities
including other smaller villages along the 33kV line, and help in increasing electrical power demand and potentially reduce
losses and the frequency of power outages.
In launching the project, Amb. Henry  Macauley said that Bo and Kenema used to enjoy quality power supply as the
network was stable then but as a result of growing population, the supply of electricity hasnít been sufficient and
sustainable as anticipated. He clarified that amidst the daunting period currently both cities are experiencing regarding
power supply, in conjunction with donor partners, Africa Development Bank and DIFD have come up with $50m project
to completely change the network and increase quality power supply to more customers which he said would stimulate
industrial growth and relatively boost up the economy.  
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