7 June 2013 – A US$400,000 agreement has been signed with the Gambia to provide legal assistance in the negotiations of independent power projects and transmission as well as distribution upgrades in the country’s greater Banjul area. The source of this funding is the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), which is assisting the Gambia for the first time since the organisation’s establishment in 2008 by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The project falls within the ALSF’s mission to provide technical legal assistance to strengthen countries’ legal and negotiation capacities in matters pertaining to infrastructure, natural resources and investment agreements.