FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

Gambia: Diasporans Fund Four Million Baja Kunda Water Project

The members of the Baja Kunda Association in Spain, France and America are currently funding a water project in Baja Kunda worth over 4 million dalasi. This reporter in an interview with Abou Trawalley, a native of Baja Kunda and the head of the Association in Spain said his association mobilized resources to plan for the extension and improvement of the water system in Baja kunda.

Mr. Trawalley highlighted that the association members have realiSed that 28 of their stand pipes are not functioning to expectation and as a result, the community is facing great difficulty in getting sustainable portable water supply to the door steps of the population. He pointed out that the current project is expected to provide 186 stand pipes covering the entire village. This, according to Abu Trawalley will go a long way in addressing water situation in Baja kunda. He revealed that the project started in September and expected to be completed in march 2013.He thanks the members of the association in Spain, France and America for what he calls their good intention for the people of Baja Kunda and commended the National Assembly member in Wuli East Honorable Saidou Sabally and the community members for their active participation and coordination for the success of the project.

Madiba Sillah and Baba Juwara, all natives of Baja Kunda expressed similar sentiments. They both thanked the association members for their support and commended the NAM for his inspiring leadership and active coordination.

The NAM for Wuli East Saidou Sabally thanked the people of Baja Kunda in the Diaspora for what he calls their noble initiative. He said the project would improve the living condition of the people in Baja Kunda to a considerable extent. He urged the community to participate to the best of their ability and challenge other people in Diaspora to emulate the association of Baja Kunda. He finally assured them of his continuous support and guidance through effective monitoring to ensure the project is not only successful but sustainable.

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