Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Two Million US Dollars Waste Water Launched Project
NEWS BANJUL THE GAMBIA (MB)- A waste water treatment plant project with worth two million US Dollars was on Saturday 19 February 2011, inaugurated by Gambega Limited, in Kanifing. A member of the prestigious group equatorial coco-cola Bottling company, and the coco-cola company. According to officials on the day of inauguration, the purpose is to ensure environmental protection, reduce water usage through Recycling and provide clean renewal source of Energy.
Addressing the gathering at the launching ceremony, the Gambega Country Manager Felix Gomis said that, the project is important because the well-being, of everyone on the planet depends, on the creation of a clean environment. He added that, this waste water treatment plant has a capacity of 110m3 a day and, the resultant of this treated water can help for irrigating, and farming the agricultural land. “As we gather to mark the completion of our grant project, I believe it would be a good plat form to talk about beeping promises.”
Peter Drucker adds: “ the business writer, warned that promises mean nothing unless they are backed up by commitment”, he noted. Adding that, they are here to celebrate the end result, of a promise that was backed up by a very real commitment. “Equotorial coca-cola Bottling company, is a group that takes all of its commitments very seriously,” he said.
He went on to say that, they have achieved their success because, from the beginning, they made a commitment to greater efficiency, to a more effective business structure, and to environmental protection, he announced that, sometime December 2010, Gambega Limited. Was certified, 150 900l, version 2008 by Dgs from Frankfurt, Germany, being the first manufacturer in the Gambia with this certification, he said this means that his company has implemented and manufactured a quality management system.
he continued: “This certification not only reinforces the strong commitment of delivering quality products, to our consumers and customers but, also our constant focus on providing our workers with quality standards and supportive tools,” the manager noted.
In her inaugural statement on behalf of the Gambian President, the vice president and minister of women affairs, Dr. Aja Isatou Njie Saidy noted that the government of The Gambia recognises Gambega as an important partners, that is always ready and willing to provide assistance.
According to her, since its inception in 1995, that Gambega has never taken a back seat in complementing Governments national development aspirations, especially in the critical sectors of Education, youth and sports, Art and Music, and Health, where millions of Dalasi have been spent.
She said that the refurbishment of the Accident and emergency ward of Royal Victorial Teaching Hospital as well as the donation of a tule forty-foot containers of medical items worth over millions of dalasi, are but an example of Gambega’s support towards the country’s Health sector.
She further stated that this multi million Dalasi waste water treatment plant, is the latest demonstration of Gambega’s as a time, and credible partner in the Gambia’s souci-economic development process. The facility represents a fulfillment of another corporate social responsibility by Gambega.
Vice President stated that “it is fair that all companies operating in the Gambia recognizes the importnce of committing to, and fulfilling corporate social responsibility programs,” she said, adding that, "not only would such commitment endear the corporate sector to the society, it alsoo earns them in return, society’s continuos patronage of the sector, as consumers. "
She pointed out that the facility is an important blessing because not only is water going to be made available from non-traditional source, but also they will stand to gain from the benefits of a reduced waste water challenges as well as environment threats.
She maintained: “With this facility in place, it would not be long to eliminate the unenviable logging of dirty and stagnant waste water on the streets and backgrounds,” she concluded.