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Yes, the MCC Board of Directors have approved compact grant investments for Sierra Leone.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has approved $480 million for the Sierra Leone’s energy sector and found it to be true.

Claim

MCC’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES $480 MILLION FOR SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN SIERRA LEONE.

Rating Justification

Post’s circulating on social media claim that the MCC Board has approved $480 million for Sierra Leone’s energy sector. SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked the claim and found it to be true.

To verify this claim, SLAJ-iVerify conducted the following steps were taken:

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) website was reviewed for any announcements regarding the approval of $480 million for Sierra Leone’s energy sector. A press statement dated June 26, 2024, confirms that the MCC Board approved grants for both Belize and Sierra Leone. The full statement can be accessed on evidence and references section.

SLAJ-iVerify checked the official social media pages of key Sierra Leonean government officials:

President Bio confirmed the approval in his post, which can be viewed on the evidence and references section.

The Vice President also shared the news on his Twitter page, available on the evidence and references.

Chief Minister David Sengeh also posted about the approval on Facebook. Link to the post can be accessed on evidence and references section.

The claim that the MCC Board has approved $480 million for Sierra Leone’s energy sector is true. The information has been corroborated by an official MCC press statement and posts from the President, Vice President, and Chief Minister of Sierra Leone.