Guinea Bissau to receive electricity from the river Gambia organization

29 August 2007

Dakar, Senegal, 29 Aug – The Organization for Development of the Gambia River Basin (OMVG) is to provide 8 percent of its electricity production to Guinea Bissau, the secretary-general of the organization said in Dakar Monday.

“The established distribution quotas between the four member-countries stipulate that Guinea Bissau will receive 8 percent of electricity production from the OMVG, or the equivalent of 42 percent of the country’s requirements,” said Justin Vieira.

The four member-state of the OMGV – the Gambia, Equatorial Guinea and Senegal – plan to build two dams before 2012 in the Sanbangalo region of Senegal, on the river Gambia, and in the Guinean region of Koletan, on the river Konkoure, in order or reduce the electrical power deficit in the region.

In total, 15 transformers will be built in Guinea Bissau to make electricity distribution easier, with the government having prepared an emergency program it plans to present to the West African Monetary and Economic union for financing. (macauhub)