Category Archives: Sierra Leone
Commencement by H.E. The President of Sierra Leone of Solar Park Freetown (6MW) – Award Winning Project of The International Renewable Energy Agency /Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) International Project financing facility
Together with the Project Management and Contractor, the project total costs have also been reduced from the initial USD18 million allocation to only USD12.6 million for all project components
This marks another important milestone in the development of the Bumbuna II hydropower project which, when completed, will provide much-needed all-year round power to Sierra Leone
The current account deficit is expected to widen to 21.5 percent of GDP
Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by John Wakeman-Linn visited Freetown during September 14-27, 2016 to conduct the sixth and final review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).
Orange announces today that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete this transaction.
New United Nations study finds digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million
Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review.
Invest Sierra Leone, the only annual forum dedicated to encouraging investment into Sierra Leone, returns to London on 5 May 2016. Endorsed by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), Invest Sierra Leone is a not-for-profit collaboration between Freetown Insight magazine, Sierra Leone’s only business journal, and leading global law firm – Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.
The Government of Sierra Leone represented by the Ministry of Energy/Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 09, 2016 is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has made a number of critical steps to commence the implementation of the Solar Park Freetown Project. These important steps include, the ratification of the ADFD Loan by the Sierra Leone Government, establishment of a working Project Implementation Unit (PIU) at the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone, and the recent re-appointment of the UAE based Advanced Science and Innovation Company (ASIC) LLC as the Project Manager and Lead of the Solar Park Freetown Project and the EPC, Mulk-OGI both as Consortium. The progress made in these areas was notified to ADFD and IRENA during meetings held on the sidelines of the 2016 World Future Energy Summit (WFES), where the Government of Sierra Leone, Ambassador to the UAE and the Ministry of Energy PIU met with ADFD and IRENA representatives and the Project Manager, ASIC.