According to the bank website, the project comprises: (i) the construction of 323 km of 30 kV medium voltage overhead line, 235 km of 0.4 kV low voltage network and the installation of 70 MV/LV substations, (ii) the reinforcement of 60 overloaded MV/LV substations and connection of 26,590 subscribers to the power network. The expected outcomes of the investment operation are: (i) higher electricity access rate, (ii) electrification of 36 new localities, (iii) connection of 39,885 new households to the power network, with 187,803 additional inhabitants, 51% of whom are women, (iv) reduced environmental degradation and contribution to climate change mitigation; and (v) job creation and capacity building for the PIU and, more generally, REGIDESO staff.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or email@example.com. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/