Sierra Leone - Mano River union rehabilitation of Bo-Bandajuma road project

Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Dec 2015
Signature Date 11 Mar 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21020
Commitment U.A 6,940,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The project involves the rehabilitation of 46km section of road between Bo (the country’s second largest town) to Bandajuma. The project will also include three studies: pre-feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Mano River Bridge, update of studies for the Kailahun Koindu Guinea Border road, study to identify trade and transport facilitation needs and assessment of joint Border operations within the MRU transport corridors. It will also cover awareness campaigns on HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, gender and road safety. The road passes through one of the areas that was severely affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic, and will aid in the post recovery period in delivery and provision of access to social and economic services. The project's overall goal is to support Sierra Leone’s economic growth agenda through development of strategic transport infrastructure that significantly contributes to its poverty reduction strategy.

Project Objectives

The expected outcomes include: (i) reduction in transport fares by 10% and reduction in travel time by 21% from one hour to 35 minutes; (ii) enhanced potential for agriculture development thereby contributing to poverty reduction among communities along the corridor from 51% to 47%; (iii) improved access to social-economic services including local markets, schools and health facilities; and (iv) improved road safety and reduction in vehicle maintenance cost by 25%.


The project's objectives are to provide efficient nation-wide road transport access to the Southern districts of Bo and Pujehun, and regionally to the Mano River Union Member States and ECOWAS as a whole. The project is expected to improve the living conditions of the communities in its zone of influence.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Government Of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Roads Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-DB0-010
Last Update 31 Oct 2019


Contact Details

Name MWILA Aaron Katambula

Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone
Coordinates Location Name
7.98877 -11.6734 Bo District
7.96472 -11.73833 Bo
7.57232 -11.65356 Bandajuma