The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Momodu Koroma left Freetown yesterday on board an Air Maroc flight for Morocco where he will participate in a two-day donors conference organised by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sierra Leone government to solicit funding for the rehabilitation or revitalization of the National Power Authority.
Some 36 donors are expected to attend the conference, which will start from the 9th and end on the 10th in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
The donors expected to attend include the IMF, World Bank and the UNDP.
According to the Foreign Minister who spoke to Awoko just before he left, their “objective is to ask for fifty million dollars for NPA.”
It will be recalled that Morocco has played a major role in the efforts to rehabilitate the National Power Authority.
Moroccan technicians with spares supplied through a grant from the Moroccan government have been able to install street lights along several main streets of the capital Freetown.
The aging generator machines have also been partly rehabilitated, supplying more electricity than had been available for a long time.