Jul 28, 2010, 12:30 PM
The Minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment, Hon. Abdou Kolley, recently visited the company called Green Tech Environmental Solutions in Kololi.
He used the visit to urge youths to engage in productive activities, and acquire more skills.
The Employment Minister was accompanied to Green Tech Environmental Solutions by Lamin Dampha, the director of Industry.
The visit was in response to an a invitation to him by the management of Green Tech Environmental Solutions to assess their latest products such as bio-fuel briquettes and fuel efficient stoves.
Green Tech is a newly-established company in The Gambia, dedicated to providing sustainable environmental solutions to households, industries and institutions.
In his speech at the Green Tech premises, minister Kolley expressed his appreciation of the initiative, and hailed the project for not only being environmentally-friendly, but in all aspects.
He observed that GGC produces groundnuts, and they have a lot of shells dumped out in many areas, and these nuts can serve so many purposes, including transforming them into briquettes, which would save our forest.
He said something that you can use to cook, without having the trouble of smoke coming out, should be something to be encouraged.
The ministry added that now the company has done the test, it was high time for Green Tech to go out to sensitize the people about this latest technology.
The minister noted that this technology requires investment, when buying the stoves, and said people should be willing to do a long term investment in the stoves, which will save them a lot of money.
The Hon. Minister added that this is a good initiative, and he is encouraging every Gambian to start using the method to save our forest.
He used the visit to urge youths in the country to acquire more skills so as to address youth unemployment.
He said that technical works are very important nowadays, while urging Green Tech’s management to continue the hard work, and assured them of the government’s continuing support.
Kolley finally thanked Green Tech for introducing this latest technology in town, which he said is faster in cooking, and is also affordable.
The director of Industry, Lamin Dampha, also made similar statements, and commended the management of Green Tech for inviting them to their company.
He then advised Green Tech to continue the hard work, and also assure them of government’s support to achieve their goals.
“We are very much impressed by your effort in creating this latest technology”, he declared.
The managing director of Green Tech, Anthony Tabbal, expressed delight about the coming of the Trade minister to his office, and assured them of his office’s collaboration.
He then called on the public to embrace the technology his company has introduced, since it is more profitable and affordable.