TRANSCO CLSG fulfilled promise, presented handsome packages to about 150 project affected persons in Buchanan City Grand Bass and County.

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“Electricity is security and it helps reduce poverty rate as such it should be provided for all people” says Mohammed Sherif, General Manager of TRANSCO CLSG.
At the well attended launching ceremony for payment of Compensation for the CLSG project affected persons in Liberia Mr. Sherif as part of the project promised to connect all towns and villages where their lines will be passing through, a statement the people applauded graciously.
The TRANSCO CLSG is part of the West Africa power pool project intended to supply electricity to citizens in four West African countries to include:Cote d’ ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea respectively.
In fulfillment of the project he added that four sub stations will be constructed in four areas including Buchanan, Nimba-Yekepa, Bong Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.
However due to the request and appeal from the people Montserrado County has also been added.
The project is a long testimony of relationships between the four Countries dated since 1982 and has subsequently taken effect in 1999.
The First and second phase of the project according to TRANSCO CLSG boss will provide over 200watts of power each to the benefiting Counties.
“Beginning next year June several homes will be electrified, adding that as we build, we commissioned” , noted Mohammed Sherif.
Also speaking at the program Mines and Energy Minister Glester Murray appreciated the effort thus far of TRANSCO CLSG.
He urged beneficiaries of the project to see it as an opportunity as such they should maximize it to the code.
At the same time Minister Murray praised rural dwellers for willingly cooperating with their partners there by providing their lands for the commencement of the project.
“Under the project he assured Liberians that more homes will be connected as well which he noted is part of the Government pro-poor agenda.
Currently equipment and experts are in the Country to begin the process soon.
Over the period electricity has been a major challenge to the four Countries especially Liberia after its crisis as such leaders of those Countries saw the need to work together to ensure such key infrastructure is provided to its people.
The project is funded by the German Bank (KFW) African Development Bank and the European union among other donor partners.

The program which was held in Buchanan City of Grand Bassa County put smiles on the faces of those who are been affected as a result of the project as about one and fifty of them went home dancing after receiving handsome packages as compensation for their lands from TRANSCO CLSG.

Meanwhile in an effort to show readiness for the kick up of the project a brief media tour was done by the team as heavy duty modern machines and other equipment were on display by the technicians.