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New borehole inaugurated in Wassu

Nov 5, 2010, 1:21 PM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah

Central River Region Governor Alhagie Ganyie Touray recently presided over the inauguration of a new borehole for Wassu village in Niani District, Central River Region north.

In his speech on the inauguration of the project sponsored by Africa Muslim Agency, Governor Touray underscored the importance of water in human lives.

"Water is a universal solvent and in that case, it is a necessity for life," he said, adding that without water "there cannot be life".

Governor Touray said President Jammeh had made safe-drinking water for people in The Gambia a priority in his development plans for the nation.

He urged the community to establish a water committee that would look into the management of the borehole to ensure its durability and maintenance.

He also commended Africa Muslim Agency for their humanitarian service and assured them that the project "will be well maintained" by the community.

Hon. Ebrima Manneh, National Assembly for Niani, said the provision of clean water in the community "will definitely ease the water shortage being experienced in the area".

He urged the beneficiaries to manage the facility properly. While thanking the Africa Muslim Agency for supporting his people, Hon. Manneh appealed to them to expand the water supply project to other parts of the community "since Wassu is a big village".

Omar Epaimari, a representative of the Africa Muslim Agency, said: "The water tank can take up to 9000 litres of water."

The agency is involved in providing clean drinking water to African countries, he said, adding that about 30 boreholes had been dug in Africa by his agency, which also "contributes to the education sector".

Chief Pirre Bah of the district also commended the agency for the benevolent gesture.

"This gesture will complement government efforts in providing clean drinking water for rural people," he said.