President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to lead the heads of state of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire to officially break ground for the Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG) interconnection project on the sidelines of the ECOWAS summit slated for June 4 in Monrovia.
The Heads of State of ECOWAS will also convene a high-level summit in the country to discuss the prospects of the project.
On the sidelines of the Summit, the official groundbreaking ceremony of the CLSG interconnection project is being organized.
The event will officially begin the physical construction of the 1,303 kilometers of transmission line and substations from La Cote d’Ivoire into Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
During a recent courtesy visit with President Sirleaf, the general manager of TRANSCO CLSG, Mohammed M. Sherif, provided a progress update on the project implementation and other forward-looking activities including the official groundbreaking ceremony.
He then assured President Sirleaf that the project is on the right track, and extolled the unwavering support of the Liberian government towards its effective implementation.
Mr. Sherif said there will be sequential commissioning of the project lots, and that the final commissioning is expected by December 2019.
He used the occasion to make a formal request for President Sirleaf to conduct the groundbreaking ceremony, seizing the opportunity of the presence of her colleagues in Liberia.
In response, President Sirleaf welcomed the delegation to her office.
“The CLSG project is very important and will bring a lot of benefits to our people in the sub-region, and will also drive a lot of activities under Liberia’s transformation agenda,” the President declared.
Meanwhile, TRANSCO CLSG is collaborating with several government agencies to ensure the successful outcome of the pending groundbreaking ceremony.