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Gamjobs improves on waste management

Jul 13, 2010, 2:14 PM | Article By: Manlafie Badjie

Gamjobs, in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, the UNDP and Spanish Embassy recently presented materials to several graduating youth on labour intensive and waste management technologies for sustainable livelihood components held at the KMC grounds.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mayor Yankuba Colley of KMC said the project is in its pilot phase and is currently being implemented in the three local councils of Banjul, Kanifing and Brikama, to create employment for youth and women.

"Job creation is a fundamental component in any country. Youth form a large sum of our population and it has always been in the heart of our President to be self-reliant," he said, while commending all the stakeholders for their participation.

"You will add value to our work force to complement President Jammeh's effort. The council is responsible for waste management so it is we who are delighted," he added.

Ebrima Cham, the Director General of Gamworks said the mandate of Gamworks is to implement projects delegated to the agency by the government.

"We have implemented about D90 Million projects. The project today is to be tried and tested in the local councils," he said.

According to him, with their implementing partners, GTTI they have trained sixty youth in waste management and fabrication of 4, 000 pavements blocks. "Gamworks will continue to work hard with their partners. We want to achieve the President’s vision," he said.

Other speakers included the representative of the UNDP, Momodou Touray, and Mr. Njie from GALGA and Ada Gaye.

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