Oct 16, 2012, 11:38 AM
Com Afrique Intelizon Company recently distributed 248 Zon light lamps to four villages in the North Bank Region.
The benefactor is an Indian company based in The Gambia.
The beneficiary villages include Kinteh Kunda, Kerr Ardo, Aljamdu and Sahbah Njien.
According to officials of the company, the provision of the items was sponsored by Mr Parkash Nianani, Raj Kumer Impex and Rotary Club of Qulou,
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Nfamara Dampha, project coordinator, said the lamps protect the environment and also conserve the natural resources.
He added that it reduces candle disasters and has a low cost of battery replacement.
Dampha said they organize villages to set up a Zon light committees where the villagers will pay their daily contribution per light to help them sustain the lamps.
He also advised them to work hand in glove with village committees so that everybody can have the lamp in the near future.
Also speaking at the programme, Alhagie Lamin Ceesay, Chairman of Kerewan Area Council, said the project would go a long a way in alleviating the troubles of candle disasters in the area.
He finally advised the committee members to redouble their efforts and also respect the project’s rules for its sustainability.
The beneficiaries also commended the donors for their good gesture and promised that they would sustain the project for their own good.
So far 18 villages have benefited from the project.