Over D1M water supply project commissioned in URR

Friday, June 28, 2019

A1.2 million dalasi United Kingdom-based Sheargold Company sponsored water supply project was Tuesday commissioned in Sankabari village in Upper River Region (URR) Sandu district.

The commissioning of the project, named; Sheargold managing Director Mr. Nitin, in honour of his late mother, who passed away on25th June, led Mehta Foundation Sai- Kanchan.  It targets to address access to clean drinking water within rural communities.

Managing Director of Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) Ousman Jobarteh explained that Sheargold Company has over 15 years’ experience working with companies in The Gambia, including GPA and NAWEC in the supply of equipment and materials based on expertise.

He said Sheargold have been rendering assistance to the Old Peoples’ Home in New Jeshwang for the past years as a way of helping the less privileged members of society.

Mr. Jobarteh said the project was conceived in line with the Company’s corporate social responsibility as a way of giving back to The Gambian people after 15 years of business relations and partnership with GPA.

He said Sankabari, Sinchu Wailubeh and Sare Batch will benefit from the project, who has a combined population of more than 2,500. “The second water supply project, which is under-construction in one of the villages in Sandu district will also be commission in few weeks.”

Yero Sowe, Alkalo of Sankabari described the project as timely, considering the shortage of water that have been forcing people to trek for 10km to access water from neighboring communities.

Speaking on behalf of the sponsor, Saul Gaye, a businessman expressed appreciation for the successful completion of the project, saying it is a worthy project venture.


In our yesterday, 27 June edition, we published an article in our National News column with the headline ‘MRC observes 2019 Annual Festival’ and used a wrong story. We apologise for the mistake and here, on the same column, we publish the correct article.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh