PRESS RELEASE: MCC to Accelerate Development of Threshold Program



PRESS RELEASE: CM accelerateThreshold program Development

Sir. Matthew Langhenry of the United States Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited Banjul May 24 to June 5 carry out consultations with Gambian ggovernment, private sector, international partners, and civil society within the framework of the MCC to restart of Development of athreshold program with The Gambia. Sir. Langhenry visit was a precursor to the approval of the proposed program by the MCC Board of Directors, which will support the efforts of The Gambia to improve generation and the supply of electricity as a key element ofeconomic growth.

On Thursday June 3, 2021, Mr. Langhenry and United States Ambassador Carl Pennsylvaniaschallenge were hotis lying WelcomeD by the vice-president Isatou Touray on behalf of the president Adama Wheelbarrow.The The Vice President expressed the strength of the Gambian government support for partnership with MCC, and its intention to accelerate the conclusion of the agreement and the launch of the threshold program.

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The CMCthe efforts of focus on improving reliable access to electricity, the the absence of is a binding constraint to The objectives of the Gambian government to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty. Greater reliability of the electricity supply will decrease economic costs in the form of lost productivity, damage to equipment, spoilage of foods, and the cost of purchasing and operating emergency generators by the public and private sectors. The project intended to support NAWEC’s goals to improve Faccounting and operational management, including structural and government political reforms, To ensure that the sector is better positioned to cope both short term challenges and plan for future investments, such as connections to regional power producers and renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydropower.

The United States government and the ggovernment from Gambia goal finalize the program agreement and to startActivities later in 2021. Sir. Langhenry, who is currently finishing a 4-1 /2 years MCC Mission in Sierra Leone, is planned for assume the duties of a full-time MCC Threshold resident Director at the US Embassy in Banjul in the coming months.


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