The Country Programs Manager of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet Naomi Wagura has called on Sierra Leone’s Energy Minister Alhaji Kanja Sesay, to assure him of her Alliance’s commitment to contributing to Sierra Leone’s burgeoning energy space.

Madam Wagura informed the Minister that the Alliance which has its regional hub in Nairobi Kenya was launched last year and was now funded by three different foundations.

She further said Sierra Leone was one of the nine countries where GEAPP was going to roll out initiatives or projects, noting that they had used the past couple of months to solicit in-country support from many partners.

Madam Wagura said she was now happy to report to the Minister that the Alliance had now gotten the support it was looking for.

In his remarks, Energy Minister, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, welcomed the team to Sierra Leone and said the country was now an investment-friendly country in every aspect of development. He said he was delighted to learn that Sierra Leone was going to benefit from a good number of the Alliance’s initiatives.

Mr. Sesay said he had heard so many good things about GEAPP and assured of the readiness of his Ministry to provide the Alliance with the necessary support and partnership.

He talked the Programs Manager and the team through the many capital-intensive energy projects that the Government of Sierra Leone and other private partners had undertaken, adding that he was looking forward to seeing GEAPP massively invest in the energy space in the country.

GEAPP’s Sierra Leone’s Project Consultant, Jasmin Roberts said she had done some groundwork to foster collaboration between her Alliance and the government and other partners.

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, GEAPP, seeks to change energy for good and to alter the trajectory of the climate crisis. The Rockefeller Foundation and its partners are investing $10 billion to establish The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet.