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President Bio says low access to modern energy undermines goals & ability to build resilience

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone stated at the First National Dialogue on Energy Transition Plan in Freetown on Monday, October 23, 2023, that limited access to modern energy undermines development goals and the ability to build resilience.

He acknowledged the vulnerability of all countries to the perils of climate change and the need to transition to low-carbon energy sources in order to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) while also meeting Sierra Leone's development objectives and unmet energy needs.

He went on to say that mobilizing investments in energy would stimulate transformative growth in manufacturing and agricultural production, create jobs, boost the economy, and help achieve climate action goals.

President Bio expressed his gratitude to partners such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank, African Development Bank, UNOPS, and European Union for their contributions to developing roadmaps for generating, transmitting, and distributing sustainable energy for all.


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