Feb 19, 2009, 4:38 AM
The project is bankrolled by the Community Infrastructure Livelihood Improvement Project (CILIP), a nationwide development project.
The Latrikunda German project is aimed at alleviating poverty by addressing one of the basic human needs, potable water, by making it accessible and affordable.
Jerreh Sanneh, ward councillor of Latrikunda German, told The Point newspaper that the project is a grant of the Islamic Development Bank in collaboration with The Gambia government to the tune of about D700,000.
The community is to contribute 10 per cent of the amount through labour.
The water extension is being stretched on either sides of the main Latrikunda German road, which begins from the German clinic through the street to the big tree carpentry workshop, about 523 metres.
Another extension begins from the community market to the Latrikunda German and Dipper Kunda boundary, a distance of 625 metres.
Councillor Sanneh said any cash remaining from the project would be used for the refurbishment of the community market.
He said the community settled for water extension as the top priority through consultations and looking into the needs of the community.
“I am looking forward to more development opportunities in the future for the benefit of my community,” Sanneh said.