USA Supports Access to Clean Energy in Sierra Leone

USA Supports Access to Clean Energy in Sierra Leone

The United States Embassy in Freetown has on Monday 9 September, announced the launch of a feasibility study that could bring clean power to thousands of people in Sierra Leone.

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), will fund a grant for the feasibility study, which will be carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone, and conducted by the U.S. firm, WindGen Power USA Inc. (WindGen).

Through its operating companies, WindGen is a leading solar minigrid company in Africa, having installed more than 150 systems across seven African countries.

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy – Alhaji Kanja Sesay, spoke at the event. Mr. Joe Harrington of WindGen and Ms. Clare Sierawski of USTDA also spoke at the event.

The USTDA grant of US $858,845 provide the Sierra Leone Ministry of Energy with the technical, economic, financial, environmental, and social information necessary to implement approximately forty (40) mini-grids for communities and approximately five (5) mini-grids for commercial and industrial facilities, such as small factories, fisheries, and agricultural operations (Project).

The sites for these solar mini-grids will be determined through the Study. WindGen will provide US $48,350 to the Study, resulting in a total Study value of US $907,195.

When implemented, the Project is estimated to provide energy access for over 8,630 households and/or businesses, with the potential for further replication throughout Sierra Leone.

This Project will support Sierra Leone’s rural electrification and renewable energy generation goals, and it is aligned with the Sierra Leone Sustainable Energy for All Action Agenda and National Renewable Energy Action Plan.

USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

Obituaries

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With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

17th March 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of HONORABLE, DR. SHEIKH BATU DARAMY SR, aka, SB Daramy.  Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy, Sr. B.Sc (Economics from London School of Economics, UK), M.A., Ph.D from Howard University, was born on 20th September, 1920 in Makeni.  Today we remember one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) oldest members.  In 1948, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy was awarded a Sierra Leone Government scholarship to attend the London School of Economics from where he graduated in 1952 with a B.Sc in Economics. ...

The death is announced of Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi age 84 years whose sad event took place today Monday 12th November, 2018. He is survived by his wife Balkisu Din Gabisi of 3 Ingham Street Fourah Bay Community, Freetown. Sisters: Haja Bola Deen (Late) and Ola Din-Gabisi (UK)
Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
Grandchildren
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
Mr. Fuad Din Gabisi ...

The death is reported of Police Constable Santigie Ado Kamara formerly of the Operational Support Division (OSD), Panlap Division, Makeni and of Binkolo, Safroko Chiefdom. He died by road accident on Saturday 4th August 2018. Aged 39. He is survived by his wife Isatu Kamara, children Teresa, Samuel, Kenneth, Augustine, Emmanuel and Marie. Brothers: Abu, Kelfa, Karim, Gbessay, Sampha and Dura. Sisters: Jane D.M Sesay, Amie, Isatu, Sinnah, Sentho, Sarah, Helen, Fatu and Kadiatu. He will be buried on Sunday 19th August, 2018 at Binkolo. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace!

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