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NAWEC's MD Claims Gambia Will Soon Access Sufficient Energy Sources

Nani Juwara, the Managing Director of NAWEC, expressed his positiveness for supplying more stable and sustainable energy in spite of the current struggles. He added Gambia’s energy problems will be resolved soon, arguing that the company’s current generation volume is higher compared to the demand. This is while the country is facing persisting issues in water and power supplies and households find it hard to access water and power sources. So, perhaps solar energy, a rich source in the country, and other sustainable energy sources will be a reasonable solution to the country’s long-lasting problem to access water and electricity. But one question to ask is, will Gambia welcome this idea? Samira H.
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By Samira Hassanzadeh on October 19, 2021

Gambia's 2025 Target For Power Access

Speaking in Brikama on 20MW plant project, the Gambian president Adama Barrow said a noticeable number of the population have no access to electricity although the government has made efforts to resolve the issue since 2017. He stated the government will provide access to electricity for 685 communities in the country over the next 3 years. A detailed plan is underway to achieve 2025 target, he added. He announced to date the majority of NDP (National Development Plan) along with 2017 Energy Roadmap have been realized. So, the energy sector is taking stronger steps towards its achievement. He called for the Board and Management of NAWEC to re-boost their power capacity and help the government to achieve the target. He also appreciated the efforts by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs for their monetary support, equal to $3.22 Million. The funds for the project come from the government and the Islamic Development Bank. Samira H.
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By Samira Hassanzadeh on October 19, 2021

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