Swedish technology set to bring modern Sanitation in Gambia

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Swedish technology expert has recently visited The Gambia to build partnership with government and local organizations to invest in the development of modern sanitary facilities in the country.

Hellbom Magnus told this reporter in an interview that he was in the country to look for his organization, Sotokoto Technology Company’s partnership with organizations in the area of sanitation. He said the project deals in latrine construction, showers and washing machines.

Mr. Magnus said he chose to come to The Gambia because of its size and potential expectations for success in investment.

According to him, his company will be organsing a conference in Sweden with target to raise awareness on sanitation. “We also aimed to have partnership with the government and NYSS, which is dealing in empowering young people. We will make especial latrine and showers devices that fits in the modern world.”

Oko Drammeh, leader of Sokoto Technology Company said the project aims at assisting Gambia in its modernization process by designing and fabricating affordable sanitary facilities.

Mr. Drammeh said their sanitary facilities will be driven by compressed air produced by an electric compressor fed from a solar panel, adding that the surplus electricity and surplus cleaned water can be utilized for household purposes.

He said the sanitation concept presumes that local people are engaged and educated to take care of the recycling process. “Our project aims at meeting the sanitation needs of the entire African continent.”

Mr. Drammeh, who just concluded a countrywide youth tour as youth ambassador said the tour promotes Gambia government vision in youth and sports development and the Minister of Youth and Sports commitment to transform the Gambia.

Author: Njie Baldeh