Sierra Leone gets Technical Power support from Ghana
The Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Professor Ogunande Davidson on Thursday, 18th August 2010 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Technical Co-operation in the energy sector with Ghana’s Energy Minister, Dr. Oteng Adjei (in photo) in Accra.
The signing of the MOU would strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Ghanaian energy minister, Dr. Oteng Adjei, who signed on behalf of his country, recounted the long friendship that exists between the two countries and said the agreement is to support and collaborate with Sierra Leone in the production of energy for reciprocal benefit.
Sierra Leone’s energy minister, Davidson Ogulande, who initialed for this country, was very pleased with the traditional Ghanaian hospitality and also impressed with his tour of the Akosombo and Kpong dams.
He underscored the importance of using knowledge as a change agent to transform society and was particularly eager to replicate what he saw in Ghana in this country.
Ghana’s Energy Minister was highly appreciative of the excellent work done by the technical team that culminated in the signing of the agreement and said it marks “a new era of sharing what we have” between the two countries.
He was hopeful that Ghana’s 40 years experience in hydro-power generation will help Sierra Leone create a critical mass of young engineers who will bring about change and transformation in that country.
He finally pledged Ghana’s unflinching commitment to the document that has been signed.
Professor Ogulade said the agreement will further cement the friendship between the two countries and asked for assiduous work from both countries to materialize it.
In attendance were the Sierra Leonean Ambassador to Ghana and the Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority (VRA) who witnessed for their respective countries.
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