#National News

GIZ, partners cleanse Brufut fish landing site

Mar 9, 2021, 11:36 AM | Article By: Jarra Cham

German Development Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with the Fisheries Department, Gamworks and the Community of Brufut under the ECOWAS RSDF pilot project recently conducted a day’s cleansing exercise at the community’s fish landing site.

The exercise, was aimed at ensuring a clean fish landing site that will contribute to promoting and protecting the health conditions of both the fish and fisher folks. It was also designed to ensure that fish caught on the site is clean and save for human consumption.

Modou Njie, principal fisheries officer at the Fisheries Department informed that they have been engaging residents on the need to hold the cleansing exercise.

“The exercise aims to ensure a clean fish landing site because we eat the fish that is caught here. Therefore, it is of great significance to ensure that the fish we eat are clean and protected from germs and diseases”.

The project, he added, is also involved in other activities such as construction of a smoking house for the fish smokers in their efforts to promote their work in the fishing sector.

“We would also provide training for the fisher folks to promote their work. And all these is premised on a clean environment to ensure the fish we consume is kept clean and save for consumption so that it can also penetrate markets both at national and international levels.”

Abdoulie Jallow, GIZ team leader, said the ECOWAS regional Stabilization and Development Fund, funded by GIZ in partnership with GAMWORKS, are constructing a fish-smoking house.

“During our previous engagements with the fisher folk, they have raised concerns on the issue of cleaning the site, so as to improve the hygiene conditions of the site and that is our purpose of today’s convergence”.

Fisher folk at the Brufut Fish Landing Site expressed gratitude for the exercise, adding that the initiative will help to ensure that their fish and fish products are clean and save for human consumption.

Read Other Articles In National News
Ousmane Diagana
World Bank realigns Africa Region into 2 vice presidencies for greater focus on country progress
Jul 6, 2020, 2:02 PM

Ousmane Diagana will join as Vice President for Western and Central Africa; Hafez Ghanem to become Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa

Ed Mass Jobe
GCCI prexy commends gov’t for addressing private sector constraints
Jan 4, 2021, 12:19 PM

The president of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce (GCCI), Edi Mass Jobe, has commended The Gambia government through the minister of Finance for the efforts taken to address the constraints of the private sector and the MSMEs in particular.

UNFPA launches national peace building training manual
Oct 23, 2020, 11:57 AM

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in partnership with The West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP) -Gambia through the Peace Building Fund on Wednesday launched a national training manual on early warning systems, peace building paradigms and dispute resolution mechanisms at the Senegambia Beach Hotel.

Eastern Lions
Eastern Lions Community Development Trust gives food support to vulnerable families in Kombo East
May 11, 2020, 1:16 PM

Eastern Lions Community Development Trust based in Faraba Bantang, Kombo East District, Sunday distributed 25 bags of rice, 25 gallon of cooking oil and cash amount of over D 12,000 to vulnerable families within Kombo East.