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Alkalo appeals for electricity for community

Apr 2, 2024, 11:35 AM | Article By: Seedy Jallow in CRR

Illo Jawo, alkalo of Wellingara village widely known as Hydara in Sami District, Central River Region has appealed to the government of The Gambia and philanthropists to help provide electricity supply to his community.

According to alkalo Jawo, several communities around them have electricity supply but they do not.

“We are just 2 kilo meters away from Tankong Kunda which has electricity supply,” he added while describing his community as not an opposition to the government.

He stated that the lack of electricity supply hinders his community’s development as well as poses challenges to them especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

He therefore appealed to government to provide his community with electricity supply.

Meanwhile, electricity is as important as food and water to people in the 21st century. It is an essential part of modern life

People use electricity for lighting rooms, working fans, heating, cooling, refrigeration, operating appliances, computers, among other uses.

All these provide comfort to people. In factories, large machines are worked with the help of electricity. Essential items like food, cloth, paper and many other things are the product of electricity.

Modern means of transportation and communication have been revolutionised by it. Electricity also provides means of amusement, radio, television and cinema, which are the most popular forms of entertainment are the result of electricity.