Aug 11, 2008, 8:14 AM
The National Water and Electricity Company Limited (NAWEC) has energized the line connecting the entire community of Gunjur and currently embarking on a massive connection of electricity service for the settlement.
The exercise is part of NAWEC’s West Coast Region Electrification Project.
According to NAWEC, there is another massive development plan regarding water project for the same town.
As a result of the ongoing infrastructure development work in the town by NAWEC, officials of the national power company recently embarked on a visit of project sites in the town.
Speaking in an interview with reporters, NAWEC’s transmission and distribution manager Edrisa Jarjue said the project is running from Kartong to Kalagi and the entire West Coast Region.
Mr Jarjue added that the project was funded by the government through bi-lateral support from donor agencies at a tune of six million US dollars.
He said the visit was meant to access the extent of the project and its impact on the lives of the people since it was the first time the town became connected with the services of NAWEC.
Alagie Dibba, director of Water and Sewerage services at NAWEC, said the water project is sponsored by the Government of The Gambia and the Islamic Development Bank at a tune of US$1.17 million, adding that the project will finish in September 2013 ready to be tapped from by the people.
The chief of Kombo South, Alhagie Mustapha Touray, said water is an important component in life, adding that its use cannot be overemphasized as it will aid people in Gunjur and provide them with quality drinking water.
The Alkalo of Gunjur, Alhagie Sulayman Touray, applauded the Government of The Gambia for supplying people of Gunjur quality drinking water they have been yearning for many years ago.