Presidens Barrow, Sall, and Embalo inaugurate a $700 million joint OMVG project in The Gambia.

According to Barrow, the project would continue to deepen the countries' connections and solidify the four countries' link of solidarity.

Presidens Barrow, Sall, and Embalo inaugurate a $700 million joint OMVG project in The Gambia | Gm24 Television
Presidens Barrow, Sall, and Embalo inaugurate a $700 million joint OMVG project in The Gambia | Gm24 Television

President Adama Barrow, along with his counterparts President MackySall of Senegal and President Umaro Sissoco Embal of Guinea Bissau, inaugurated a $700 million The Gambia River Development Organisation (OMVG) Soma sub-station over the weekend to address the Gambia’s, Senegal’s, and Guinea Bissau’s electricity shortages.

President Barrow stated at the commissioning event that the project has an international dimension and is of great relevance to Gambia, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, and the West African sub-region.

“I am optimistic that its significance and impact will be felt and accepted enthusiastically throughout the subregion. As a result, its successful completion deserves recognition and applause throughout the African continent, and it should be used as a model, source of inspiration, and emulation.”

According to Barrow, the project would continue to deepen the countries’ connections and solidify the four countries’ link of solidarity.”If there is ever a need for proof that south-south cooperation can work or that Africans can unite, collaborate, and build the African continent in order to march other continents, this project will undoubtedly suffice. With this in mind, I applaud all those who contributed to the project’s completion.”

He went on to explain that in pursuit of his goal of delivering energy to everyone by 2025, the Gambia government continues to pay attention to people in rural areas, which he claims influenced the decision to build the substation in Soma.

The Soma substation, according to Barrow, has a total generation capacity of 225/30 kV and is one of 15 substations in a loop of OMVG energy projects. He stated that the power source will come from Guinea’s clatter and suavity hydroelectric plant.President Sall extended his gratitude to President Barrow for his kind hospitality and expressed his joy at being able to attend such a significant occasion in the sub-region. He stated that the Soma substation’s interconnection will extend from the Gambia-Senegal border to the Kaolack substation and from Soma to the Tanaff substation.

“President Barrow is an important part of the OMVG project. Because the electrification will reach Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau, the connectivity is critical. According to the Gambia-Senegal relationship, Senegal would provide 50 megawatts of power for Gambia’s development.”President Sissoco congratulated Barrow and expressed gratitude for his participation in the commissioning of the four-country substation.

“For the development and prosperity of our people, we must pool our resources and work together. The opening of this significant energy project is a step in the right path, and we must all continue to work together to achieve peace and stability for all.”

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