Jan 14, 2011, 2:18 PM
president of Rotary Club of Fajara, Sainey Manneh, has expressed his club’s
readiness to lobby for more projects for communities in The Gambia to ensure
that some of their needs and aspirations in term of access to clean drinking
water are resolved.
He said that currently the Rotary Club of Fajara has secured funding amounting to US$25,000 from the international development partners, such as Rotarian Dr Theo and Matilde of Switzerland for the construction of a water borehole project at Giboro Kuta village.
Mr Manneh revealed this during their weekly meeting held at the Senegambia Beach Hotel on Friday.
He said during the meeting, the contractor of the project Dr Joiner from Treasure Drill was invited for a consultative meeting with the members of the club to address important issues that would help fast-track the implementation of the project.
According to Rotarian Manneh, the Rotary Club of Fajara is expected to sign the contract with Treasure Drill Company for the construction of the said borehole.
He stated that once the contract is signed between the various parties, construction would start.
Mr Manneh said the water project is sponsored by Rotarian Dr. Theo and Matilde from Switzerland, adding that they have been assisting the Rotary Club of Fajara in many projects, especially the health sector.
He explained that the purpose of the project was to ensure that the community of Giboro Kuta village has access to clean drinking water.
Rotarian Manneh expressed delight in securing the water borehole project for the community, emphasising that one of the focus areas of Rotary is water and sanitation.
Rotary Club of Fajara would continue to lobby for more projects internationally to give back to the communities.
He appreciated the collective efforts by the club members to ensure that the theme for the Rotary year is implemented and achieved under his presidency.