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Vol 49 No 11

Published 23rd May 2008

Oil is expensive: water, anyone?

High oil prices are slowing down Sierra Leone's electrification plans, says President Ernest Bai Koroma. Many countries face the same problem. Rising costs at oil-fired power stations reinforce the need for hydroelectric projects and the African Development Bank is stepping up plans for them, including a US$58 million grant to rehabilitate 10 of the 14 plants on the failing Inga Dam station in Congo-Kinshasa and the Bujugali power project in Uganda.

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