• Sierra Leone
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Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 5, 2018
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Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Oct 3, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the objectives of the project are to: (i) Provide sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the residents of Port Harcourt city (Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas) in Rivers State, and (ii) Strengthen the Federal government's capacity to facilitate urban water sector reform and improve performance across the country

The pproject will include the following components:

  1. Infrastructure: (i) Rehabilitation and expansion of water production capacity and distributin network. (ii) Construction of fecal sludge management facilities; and (iii) Service connections for the urban poor.
  2. Institutional Development: The component will include functional analysis and re-organisation of Guma Valley Water Company, as well as the design of utility performance improvement tools. Technical assistance and equipment will also be provided to enable Guma Valley water Company to improve its services.
  3. Project Management: This component will provide for the incremental utility operational costs arising from project implementation will be provided for under the project.


Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 188050000
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
ADF: 10000000
Cofinanced: 155000000
Government: 3050000
OPEC: 20000000

Contact Information

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