Congratulations Berending

Researches have showed that water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90% and a mere 2% drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen.

Since water is so important, The Gambia government under the leadership of President Jammeh has attached lot of emphasis on it. One objective that remains an upright concern of Presi is to provide clean and safe drinking water for every Gambian irrespective of race, religion or political affiliation.

This was manifested once again as The Gambia government through its Lands Minister handed over an ultra-modern water project to the people of Berending in the North Bank Region this week. In order for ease of access, the new borehole has a reservoir and solar panel facilities.

This came on the heels of an award received by The Gambia for its achievement in gaining access to clean and drinkable water within a 15 minute walk, which award ceremony took place during the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Johannesburg, South Africa, earlier this year.

This was won because the government of The Gambia under the dynamic leadership of Professor Jammeh has accorded high priority to safe drinking water and remains committed to ensuring that it’s population have access to clean and drinkable water in both rural and urban areas. This award is the latest international recognition of the Government’s drive to improving the livelihood of all Gambians.

So as we congratulate the people of Berending for the water project, we implored on the beneficiaries to take proper care of the facility in order to serve its purpose.