Jarra Jasong, Nema Kuta welcome CILIP household solar lighting system

The villages of Jarra Jasong and Nema Kuta in the Lower River Region have expressed their satisfaction and happiness to the Ministry of Lands and Regional Government over the Community-based Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Projects (CILIP).

Both villages are beneficiaries of the CILIP household solar lighting system that provides power inverter of not less than 130 watts and can last for 15 hours in each household.

SolarLands and Regional Government minister intimated that the villagers under the CILIP requested the household solar lighting system. He urged them to take good care of it, pointing out that having it is one thing and maintaining it for sustainability, another. He thus praised them for having plans to take care of the project for its sustainability and assured the beneficiaries of more development.

Minister Bayo affirmed that the President His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa is a God-chosen leader who listens to people and fulfills his promises accordingly. He added that the President has sworn to develop the country and ease people’s problems and this he noted, is what he has been doing since 1994.

For her part, Maria Dacosta, the project manager of CILIP pointed out that the project has a life span hence it can be faulty or damaged but that it can remain to be new if there is proper maintenance.

Beneficiary comments

Alagie Demba Sanyang, Seyfo of Kwinella expressed his people’s happiness and joy, while informing the authorities that currently four communities are benefitting from CILIP in Kiang Central.

People from both villages affirmed that the installation of the solar lighting system in different households brought light and security in their villages, as theft cases have drastically reduced and fire incidents caused by candles have also become things of the past.

Among other social advantages, the children can read their books at night without any worries. The household solar lighting, which has removed them from darkness, as well gave them the opportunity to listen to radio and watch television to get more information about what is going on locally, nationally and internationally.