A delegation from the Ivory Coast arrived in the country recently to meet with Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME) officials to finalize discussions on the interconnection line between the two states.
The delegation arrived in the country on Sunday, April 21, 2013 and on Monday they met with the Minister of Lands, Mines, and Energy, Patrick Sendolo and the Ambassador of Ivory Coast accredited to Liberia, Soro Kapieletien.
Among the discussions that the Ivorian delegation and their Liberian counterparts are to discuss are the completion of electrification of 18 rural communities in Liberia from Cote d’ Ivoire, arrangements for the implementation of a marketing organization of electricity for about 4,000 customers residing in the project area and drafting, adoption and signing of the memorandum of the mission among others.
Speaking to journalists during the delegation’s visit to the Liberian Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Minister Patrick Sendolo said that the discussions that the delegation is here for is to bring the interconnection of electricity project to reality.
He called on the Ivorians as well as the Liberian delegation to work together as a team to move the energy sector forward. He said further that the Ivorian delegates are experts who would work along with their Liberian counterparts and added that the interconnection project that would span from Nimba to Maryland has already seen the erection of poles and lines.
The Director General of Energy of the Ivory Coast, Kone Moussa who was accompanied by three other experts from neighboring Ivory Coast said that the delegation for which he heads would be increased by an additional three experts in the coming days.