Guinea: Kaléta dam inaugurated

Issue 309 - 09 Oct 2015 | 1 minute read

President Alpha Condé on 28 September formally inaugurated the 240MW Kaléta dam, whose first turbine started generating power in May. The ceremony, attended by Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou and his Congolese counterpart Denis Sassou Nguesso, took place less than two weeks before Guinea’s 11 October presidential election, in which Condé is seeking a second five-year term. Improved power supplies were one of his main campaign pledges in 2010, but efforts to improve the situation have run into a number of challenges.

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