The OMVG is a sub-regional organization, co-founded by former Senegalese Poet-President Leopold Senghor, and Gambia’s first President Dawda K Jawara, in the 1970’s, reports Foroyaa. The organisations consist of The Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.
The OMVG Energy Project desires to boost regional integration and cooperation by using and exploiting the shared hydroelectric resources in The Gambia, Kayanga-Geba and Koliba-Corubal river basins.
According to President Barrow, the Soma substation is expected to expand the current 40% electricity access to 60%, when completed. He also disclosed some of the measure that government has taken to boost electricity supply.
“As a short term measure for example, our national energy volume has been increased through maintenance and restoration of existing engines, which has been augmented by procurement of new machines. The current Energy Purchase deal for Rural Gambia, complements these efforts,” Barrow said.