|Approval Date||17 Dec 2015|
|Signature Date||11 Mar 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Mar 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The proposed project involves rehabilitation of the Bo-Bandajuma road at an estimated total cost of UA23.84 million. This is a critical link of national and regional importance linking the south eastern parts of Sierra Leone and regionally to neighboring Mano River Union (MRU) member states and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Nation-wide, the Bo-Bandajuma road provides access to the southern region district towns of Bo (second largest City after Freetown) and Pujehun. The road passes through one of the areas that was severely affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Crisis and will aide in the post recovery period in delivery and provision of access to social-economic services. Given its advanced state of deterioration, its rehabilitation is necessary to maintain its status as a route of choice providing safe and efficient movement of freight and services. The project addresses key development objectives outlined in the country development agenda, the Agenda for Prosperity (A4P). The Bank’s intervention complements the planned upgrading of the Trans-African Highway (TAH) missing link between Bandajuma-Zimmi-MRU Bridge that is to be financed by the Commission of European Union (EU). The project involves the rehabilitation of 46km section of road between Bo (the country’s second largest town) to Bandajuma. It will also support the completion of 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 cover awareness campaigns on HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, gender and road safety.
The overall goal of the project is to support Sierra Leone’s economic growth agenda through development of strategic transport infrastructure that significantly contribute to its poverty reduction strategy. The 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 the project’s zone of influence. The expected outcomes include: (a) reduced transport costs and travel time; (b) enhanced potential for agriculture development thereby contributing to poverty reduction among communities along the corridor; and (c) improved access to social –economic services including, local markets, schools and health facilities; and (d) improved road safety.
The beneficiaries include the local communities within the road zone of influence, which is expected to benefit from the project through provision of reliable access to socio-economic facilities including schools, markets and health centers which in turn should boost the local economy and contribute to poverty alleviation. The road will also serve international traffic within Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)/Mano River Union Region (Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone), and will thus contribute to regional integration.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
Government Of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Roads Authority
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|
|Name||BOCKARIE Abu Sandy|
|7.98877 -11.6734||Bo District|