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PCED Hails Bio-Gas Production in The Gambia

Aug 13, 2008, 6:38 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

The Managing Director of the Partnership for Community and Environmental Development (PCED), Mr. Bakary S.S Jadama, has expressed his NGO's welcome for Bio-gas production in the country.

Speaking in an interview with The Point, he applauded the National Environment Agency (NEA) for the introduction of bio-gas production.

Mr. Jadama said that the new bio gas production will help develop our forestry department in terms of tree planting and forest protection as well as forest park management.

He said that the initiative will help strengthen the nation.

"It's in line with our vision to protect our flora and fauna as well as prevent deforestation and drought centred issues. We see this initiative as very good as it will contribute towards our socio-economic development," he said. The bio gas production, he said, is very cost effective for farmers, as poor farmers can used it with dry cow droppings and mix it with water and bio digester. "At PCED we are committed to fight deforestation in all its forms and shall endorse any kind of move to save our environment from degradation," he said. He called on all stakeholders to join hands with NEA to make the programme a success