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The ECOWAS Commission President visits the Singrobo-Ahouaty Hydro-Electricity Development Project in Côte d’Ivoire as part of the Development of the Energy Sector in West Africa
Development of the Energy Sector in West Africa: the ECOWAS Commission President visits the Singrobo-ahouaty hydro-electricity development Project in Côte d’Ivoire.

His Excellency Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission, visited the hydroelectricity project site which is nearing completion in the Singrobo Ahouaty zone, on the Bandama River, about 190 kilometres from Abidjan.


The Project is an initiative of the Ivoirian Hydro Energy, which was fully funded by private investors with government’s approval. The proposed dam which is expected to be commissioned in March 2023, would have a capacity of 44 megawatts.  The visit was propelled by the invitation extended to the Commission’s President by the Chairman of the company Ivoire Hydro Energy.


While going round the site, President Brou, accompanied by the ECOWAS Resident Representative in Côte d’Ivoire, noted with satisfaction the efforts by the Project’s promoters to meet environmental conditions, demonstrate its corporate social responsibilities and provide employment opportunity for the locals, giving priority to the youth.



While rounding up his visit, President Jean Claude Kassi Brou, vividly commended the promoters of the hydroelectricity project and its partners, urging them not to rest on their oars.  He availed himself of the opportunity to reiterate ECOWAS special interest in the energy sector.   That is why he said, an entire department has been dedicated to energy at the ECOWAS Commission.  The strong support for Member States’ electrification project, the display of mutual understanding by Member States as reflected within the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and interconnectivity of national networks, as well as the promotion of renewable energy which culminated in the establishment of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

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