FREETOWN, 17 December 2020 – Sierra Leone has won a whopping $400 million from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

On the MCC website, the only project highlighted remains the partnership reached with Sierra Leone “to implement a $44.4 million threshold program to improve access to clean water and reliable electricity” and to deepen reforms to stem corruption.

The Sierra Leone Telegraph which provided the $400 million amount said the compact program will follow the successful $44.4 million threshold agreement.

A statement by the U.S. Embassy in Freetown did not specify the amount of money Sierra Lone has secured.will have access to.

Water Everywhere. Really? – Photo AYV Newspaper

The $44.4 million threshold agreement between MCC and Sierra Leone was invested in improving water and electricity services in the greater Freetown area.

Power Africa, USAID

Since its inception, MCC has invested more than $13 billion in economic growth projects around the globe.

MCC projects are expected to benefit about 190 million people worldwide, the majority of them in developing countries.

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