Zambia’s power generation major Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has signed an investment deal worth US$220mn with the government of Sierra Leone to build a 128MW power plant in Freetown

The plant will be constructed in Wellington east end of Freetown, according to government officials.

Through its subsidiary CEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA), CEC will also focus on developing power infrastructure and training locals in Sierra Leone, stated the power generation company.