BAC, sign MOU with GAM-Solar Energy

Friday, January 25, 2019

If everything is to go by the management of the Brikama Area Council  under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer  and the Chairman are worthy of emulation and  tap at the back  for taking a giant step in signing and MOU with  GAM-SOLAR energy and Engineering CO. Limited.

 “This is the second company that the Management of the council signed MOU recently which is all gear toward complimenting the council effort in providing the much needed services to their electorates within the communities.

According to the CEO Jallow, BAC is delighted and deems it prudent to partner with viable companies that will help the council to ease some of the demand of the community.

 He went on to described this MOU as a worthy course and welcome development as the MOU  aims at helping the council in addressing the concerns of the communities. He said the council cannot do it alone, therefore, partnering with GAM-SOLAR Company that have a very good track record in this country in providing water and electricity is something that the council appreciate. 

According to CEO Jallow with commitment, dedication, team work, surely these MOU will be implemented to the letter.

“We are the council acknowledge the effort of GAM-SOLAR company in it quest to address the issues of water supply and electricity in this country, particularly in the urban areas. He then seized the opportunity to thank both parties for ensuring that this MOU is signed at the right time.

He added that the council will continue to look for more genuine partners who will compliment their effort in addressing the local communities that they serve in our society.

For his part, the chairman of the Brikama Area Council Sherifo Sonko, expressed joys and appreciation to signed and MOU with GAM-Solar Company in a bid to to provide  effective and efficient water supply and electricity  at the doorstep of their electorates .

He asserted that they promise their electorates during the campaign to provide them the much needed services, and partnering with GAM-SOLAR Company to help the council to response to those demand is a welcome development.

 He outlines council commitment in partnering with companies that aim to address their welfare of their electorates. He then thanked the Management of GAM-SOLAR Energy and his staff for ensuring that this MOU become into reality. He also assure GAM-SOLAR energy company council commitment in implementing the MOU.

The MOU was seeks to address the issues of electricity and water  within the West Coast Region as GAM-Solar Energy  is the sole provider of water and electricity .

The MOU was graced by parliamentarian, Director of Finance, staff and Management of the Council as well as the Media.

The objective of signing this MOU was to join forces in a public Private Partnership as advocates in the National Development  Plan  of The Gambia, whereby the two entities will be working together to create social- economic solutions through the development of economic growth centre through the application of solar energy as a resource  abundantly available for the country and its people in the areas of community water pumping, irrigation projects to increase food production, innovative solar cookers reducing deforestation, while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change.

The partnership between the Council and GAM-SOLAR is intended to create a new business model and a win-win situation , creating  a green economy in The Gambia , while mitigating emissions  affecting climate change, helping the population by improving access to clean water and reducing energy poverty by using solar energy.

By working  together both parties intend to approach international financiers  with specific climate change projects  proposals in the above mentioned areas, as well as for a 100kwP Solar power system for the Brikama Area Council Complex  to substantially reduce costs of running a generator.

GAM-Solar energy company has ample experience in the implementation of solar projects in more than 350 rural villages in The Gambia since 1998, and as social entrepreneurs is the initiator of a revolving GAM-Solar Trust Fund to finance social development projects on a micro-finance basis, whereby beneficiaries pay back the investment to the fund through affordable fees and flexible payment plans

Also speaking was the Kartong ward councillor Abubacarr Kanteh challenged the both parties adhere to the MOU which is very key. Meanwhile the occasion was chaired  by the Public relation officer of BAC.