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GRACTA receives over USD17, 832 worth of Equipment

Dec 13, 2019, 1:53 PM | Article By: Sanna Jallow

National Environment Agency, in collaboration with Ozone Unit, Thursday handed over items worth over USD17,832 to The Gambia Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technicians Association (GRATA).

The items were bought by the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with the aim to reduce the use of illegal equipment and tools during service delivering. The donated items include electronic leak, detector for flammable gas, 5l spare oil for vacuum pump, and many more.

Dawda Badjie, deputy director of National Environment Agency said the equipment would go a long way in helping to limit the amount of gas emission into the ocean layer.

He urged technicians to make the best use of the items to be able to protect the people and the environment as they go on for several training.

Hamat Jabang, programme manager of Environmental Quality said the equipment are meant to help in reducing the substance that are not friendly into the ocean layer.

Momodou Mendy, refrigeration head of sector at GTTI said equipment would go a long way in complementing their efforts.

Omar Dem, a beneficiary thanked donors for donating them these items, adding that they would make best used of items to protect the people and the environment.