He thanked the successful bidders for their timely submission of bids and assured them that the process would be strictly based on professionalism to create a level playing for all of the bidders.
The Deputy Energy Minister, Dr. Eldred T. Taylor said that when they took over as a government, the project had already been dead and that they had to work concertedly with the Africa Development Bank and DFID to revive the project.
The Director General of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority, Saafa Issa said the project is very important for the distribution of electricity in Bo and Kenema as it will pave the way for a reliable and sustainable supply of electricity in those areas.
The Chairman Board of Directors of EDSA, Engineer Sidi Bakar informed his audience that the project is part of their working plan to provide effective and sustainable power supply in that part of the country. He called on every Sierra Leonean to help safeguard the properties of EDSA and not tamper with either the cables or meters.
The representative from National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), Mr. Andrew Samuels said their responsibility is not to pass judgment or recommend anyone for the contract but to ascertain whether the requisite documents required are met and submitted and to see whether the process followed laid down guidelines.