North Bank Region communities of Essau Nema/Jidda and Kerr Malick Sarr have benefited from an Asturies for Africa Association sponsored borehole water
projects worth approximately 930, 000 dalasi.
The projects were inaugurated recently. The Essau Nema/Jidda project worth 8, 500 Euros, approximately 510, 000 dalasi while the Kerr Malick Sarr project costed 7, 000 Euros, approximately 420, 000 dalasi.
Managing Director of Asturies for Africa Association Abdulrahman T. Bangura said the charitable organisation was established in 2008 and their first project was a nursing school built at Aljamodu.
President Oscar Sainz Baizan commended the two communities for their commitment during the implementation of the projects, saying that they are planning to bring more projects to The Gambia in future.
Essau Alkalo Muhammed Lamin Njie said they are grateful to the donor for the project, saying they have been encountering big challenge, in accessing clean and safe drinking water for several years.
Messel Mendy, lady councillor of Essau ward said the beneficiaries have been suffering for so many years struggling both day and night for clean drinking water but their prayers have now been answered. “We want more projects for the women in which they can help themselves to become self-reliant.”
Jose Del Palacio Jamrit, charge de affairs at the Spanish consulate to The Gambia called on the beneficiaries to ensure the maximum utility of the facilities.
Matarr Jeng, National Assembly and Ebrima Bojang from NAWEC both commended the charity for the projects, saying government alone cannot provide all the needs of the people. “These projects will compliment government efforts in assisting local communities.”
Chief Fa Bakary Nana Sonko and Pa Alagie Dem of Kerr Malick Sarr both thanked Asturies for Africa Association for the support.