It is no longer than 3 years ago (2017) when the project of Bumbuna II Dam was supposed to be in operation with the ambitious goal to increase in supply from 50MW to 350MW. Considering the delayed implementation of Bumbuna I, it is no surprise that by July 2020 the financial closing is moving closer. The second phase of the Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project reaches out to construct another dam 32km upstream of Bumbuna I close to the village Yiben on the same river (Seli). The predicted capacity of Bumbuna Dam became adjusted to the number of 140MW. However, the underlying narrative behind this massive infrastructure project did not change: “Bumbuna Hydro II is expected to have an extremely positive impact, enabling sustainable economic development in Sierra Leone”, says the Managing Director of InfraCo Africa . Besides enabling the industry to be more competitive it is assumed that at the peak of project construction, up to 2,500 local jobs will be generated . According to the Minister of Energy the construction is forecast to start in 2021 with its completion four years later.