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Village committees trained on solar water pumping

Feb 6, 2012, 3:33 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Twenty-five village committee members in the country were on Wednesday trained on sustainable use of solar water pumping systems.

Organised by Muslim Aid UK The Gambia, the training, held at the Girl Guides Vocational Centre in Kanifing, drew participants from different parts of the country.

Speaking to reporters shortly after the opening of the workshop, Saikou Wadda, director of Muslim Aid The Gambia, thanked the participants who came all the way from their villages to attend the training.

He disclosed that Muslim Aid project has provided 30 boreholes within the country, saying they hope to do more.

The training was highly important because it was geared towards helping the participants to understand the proper maintenance of the facilities.

Mr Wadda said they want to ensure people well trained to have the capacity to manage the boreholes so the people could handle the facilities well.

“Water sustainable system is a simple way of getting water from the pipe without using much labour,” he added.

Ansumana Dibba, Programme Coordinator of Muslim Aid, said three years back Muslim Aid received letters from the villages requesting for a solar water pump. “And we have already met some of the request of the villages,” Mr Dibba noted.

He thanked the participants for attending the training, while encouraging them to make good use of the knowledge gained from the training as well as to sensitise their people on the use of the water pump systems.