Tuesday 23 January 2018

Sierra Leone President to commission renewable energy project

Sierra Leone President to commission renewable energy project
(APA 07/28/17)

Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma will on Friday commission a landmark solar energy project of the Ministry of Energy Rural Renewable Electrification Project and funded by the UK.

The Energy ministry said in a statement on Thursday that the project, which involved the installation of Solar Mini Grids in 54 Community Health Centres across the country, was part of a larger project designed to benefit over half a million Sierra Leoneans.

Electrification of community health facilities is crucial in the efforts by the government and its partners to salvage the country's decrepit health sector.

This renewable energy electrification project is being implemented by the United Nations Operations Services. Under it 50 more units are set for installation by 2020.

"The project, when completed by December 2017, will benefit about half a million Sierra Leoneans," the Energy Ministry said.

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