Sierra Leone government announces progress for its Solar Park Freetown Project

Sierra Leone announced Tuesday that the country has made progress in implementing the Solar Park Freetown Project.

Progress includes the ratification of the ADFD loan by the government, the establishment of a working project implementation unit and the recent re-appointment of Advanced Science and Innovation Company as project manager.

“…This important project will place Sierra Leone on the global map of sustainable renewable energy and provide valuable knowledge transfer and necessary supporting infrastructure and further strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the Governments of Sierra Leone and the United Arab Emirates,” Henry Macauley, minister of Energy, Republic of Sierra Leone, said.

The Solar Park project won the International Renewable Energy Agency and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development financing facility. The project plans to provide clean, renewable energy in the capital of Freetown.

“… Because of the critical support and knowledgeable advise from H.E. Amb. Henry Macauley, minister of Energy, and Dr. Patrick Tarawalli, technical adviser and head of the PIU, this project has built a strong foundation and platform to provide sustainable electricity to Sierra Leone for generations to come,” Filip Matwin, general manager of Advanced Science and Innovation Company LLC said.