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Mbolo Association, BAC launch organic waste management

May 26, 2022, 12:17 PM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyokech

Mbolo Association in collaboration with Brikama Area Council (BAC) recently launched an organic waste management at Farato market.

The launch was attended by officials from BAC and Mbolo Association and a cross-section of the community.

Speaking at the launch, Silvia Uopart- Sambou, project coordinator, said that waste management is a key priority for international cooperation as climate emergency response on resources management.

She pointed out that the metropolitan area of Barcelona (AMB) promotes knowledge transfer of lessons learnt from the response of municipal urgent needs that have been interrelated with the AMB for more than 40 years by contextualising the intervention.

“Despite the fact that several interventions and services are undergoing in the metropolitan area of Greater Banjul (MAGB), waste is still one of the biggest challenges to ensure a safety place for more than 1,000,000 dwellers.”

In this vein, she said, a joint project between BCC, KMC and BAC coordinated by Mbolo Association and supervised by AMB has been approved and currently being implemented in the identified markets.

The project, she added, seeks to pilot the management of municipal waste with low technological cost and align it with climate change mitigation focusing on circular economy of the organic waste.

Also speaking at the ceremony, Botto Bojang, councilor of Sanyang Ward, expressed delight at the launch of this ambitious project in the area.

The organic waste project, he added, is one of its kind championed by Brikama Area Council, adding that they would advocate for such initiatives in every community.

“We want to live and live very well and this project brings you another activity that we could really have a better, clean and safe community for ourselves. Already Farato has welcomed us very well which we really appreciate. One year ago we have been here and we’ve seen it together with officials from BAC.”

Councilor Bojang noted that organic fertilizer apart from providing manure and a better soil composition also reduces pollution. “So we can also say apart from having compost we are avoiding 70 tons waste that it will go to down side. So we are proud that the BAC is part of this project and we are also proud that Farato is also part of that pilot project.”