Statement to All the African Youth from the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Occasion of the African Youth Day
Nov 7, 2013, 10:39 AM
Over three hundred thousand water standpipe project was Sunday inaugurated by the people of Ndangan in Banjul Bond Road.
The official inauguration of the water standpipe was attended by BCC Mayor Abdoulie Bah and council members.
Speaking shortly after the inauguration ceremony, Mayor Bah said the project had started since 2011 and in 2014 it had been achieved.
The BCC Mayor thanked the Christian community for their immense contribution to the community of Ndangan, as well as the donors, Katy and his father, Chris Roberts from the UK for supporting the water project.
Mayor Bah called on the people of Ndangan to take care of the water standpipe for their own benefit, as they the community used to have problem of water in the past years although it had now been solved.
Katy, who spoke on behalf of Child Aid Gambia, thanked the people of Ndangan for the warm welcome accorded them, as well as the Mayor and his delegation for attending the ceremony.
She said water is very important for life and assured the people of Ndangan that their organization would continue to support them in any areas they could.
Providing clean water for the community is very important, especially for the children who could not travel a long distance looking for water, she said.
She noted that the water standpipe would help the children in the community who need help because they are the future leaders of the country.
Ousainou Ngum thanked the donors, Katy and his father, Chris Roberts from the UK for supporting the water project, as well as the Mayor and all his staff for their involvement and support to make the project a success for people of Ndangan.
He therefore called on the people of Ndangan to maintain their water supply by paying their bills regularly to NAWEC to avoid disconnection.