Sep 4, 2020, 2:48 PM
The Catholic Diocese of Banjul mourns its second Bishop who passed away on Wednesday 3 September 2020. Bishop emeritus Michael Joseph Cleary died at the age of 95.
India's High Commissioner (Designate) to Gambia G V Srinivas has visited NAWEC water project that is replacing 260 kilometers of water pipes in urban Gambia.
The visit comes while the new Indian diplomat was in The Gambia to present credentials to President of the Gambia H E Adama Barrow on 9 February 2021.
The project provides quality Upvc pipes to supply clean water within the country from 10 different boreholes.
Below is the statement from the India High Commission:
The water project is being implemented with the Government of India Line of Credit soft loan. The Managing Director NAWEC (National Water and Electricity Company), Mr Nani Juwara, Project Director NAWEC, Mr Alhagie Dibba, Honorary Consul of India to the Gambia Mr Ram Mohan and the representatives of the contractor M/s Shapoorji Pallonji and Project Consultant M/s Crux Consultants were present during the visit.
The project envisages replacement of asbestos water pipes with Upvc pipes in the Greater Banjul Area. The project covering the areas of Mamuda, Yuna, Sukuta, Jambour, Old Yundum and Farato, is expected to provide additional 13.5 million liters of water per day in the country. The project, presently under commissioning stages, counts with 35 Km of HDPE pipes, being used for the first time in The Gambia, and, 260 km of quality Upvc pipes to supply clean water within the country from 10 different boreholes.
The Gambia received the first batch of Covax AstraZenecca Covid-19 vaccines from India on Tuesday and high risks groups including frontline health workers, the chronically sick, the elderly among others will be given priority as the roll out is set to commence in the weeks ahead.
Awa Minteh, first defence witness in Yankuba’s trial, yesterday told the High Court in Banjul before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh that she was aware that Edward Singhateh was the Vice Chairman of AFPRC as from 1995, and this was all over the media.