WR gets water sanitory project

Monday, August 25, 2008
The European Commission and Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), recently convened a stakeholders meeting on the water and sanitary project for Western Region, which is aimed at enhancing the sustainability of a clean water supply and sanitary facilities for the people.

Speaking at the meeting, Eustace Cassell, the CCF national coordinator, said the project is meant to improve the health of the people of Western Region by ensuring access to safe-drinking water, thus reducing child mortality, as well as promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.

Edrisa Sanyang, the European Commission-CCF Water and Sanitary Project manager, noted that the project had registered numerous successes in the region, such as construction of wells, conducting of a base-line survey and training of hand pump technicians.

He urged the people of Western Region to take ownership of the project.Sheikh Omar Dibba, the project consultant, also expressed similar remarks.
For her part, Sainabou Faal, the deputy governor of Western Region, told the meeting that the project would go a long way in reducing some of the burdens of the people in the region, especially in the area of water management.

Madam Fall also expressed her office’s readiness to support projects that are meant to help the people of Western Region and The Gambia as a whole.
At the end of the two-day meeting in Brikama, certificates and working tools were presented to the trained pump technicians.

Author: by Amadou Jallow