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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

EU Funded Water Projects Handed Over to Govt

The European Union (EU) funded Rural Water Supply Sector Support (RWSSS) projects in the villages of Bonto, Kombo East, Berending, Kombo South and Foni Bintang were handed over to the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters. Madam Helene Cave, the EU charge d'Affairs handed over the projects to Lamin Kaba Bajo, the minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters. Speaking at the occasion, Minister Lamin Kaba Bajo expressed appreciation to the EU not only for their current assistance, but also for the support they have been rendering to the country over the years, as well as the partnership that has benefited many Gambians, especially the poorer section of the community. According to him, within the water sector alone, the European Commission has provided them with resources to construct water supply systems in 431 villages throughout the country, of which 340 are village wells, equipped with hand pumps and solar-powered water supply system in 91 larger villages. He disclosed that these EU projects have already benefited over 270, 000 people or around 20% of the national population.

Source: Allafrica