Electricity, Water Shortage Hits Greater Banjul Area

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By Alieu Ceesay

Residents in the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) of The Gambia are now experiencing longer periods of electricity blackout and water shortage every day for the past week. This left people complaining about the unbearable condition, which is negatively effecting many businesses and households.

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Some areas do not have electricity and water for long hours.

Ebrima Jabbi, a resident of Bundung Borehole complained bitterly about the poor electricity supply. “We want NAWEC to improve the electricity supply because the situation is embarrassing.”

Jarai Jallow, a resident of Tallinding lamented that they do stay long hours without water. “For how long do we have to live under such?”, she queried, while urging the Barrow Government to intervene.

Burama Dibba, a resident of Serrekunda decried the poor situation of power supply and urged NAWEC to rise up and address the issue.

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Earlier this year, NAWEC officials said generation capacity was below the demand of the people. They said power generation is a difficult business and needs lot of resources.

The power utility company officials also admitted that the current power situation in the country is bad but they were doing everything possible to make sure they cope with the demand in electricity supply. However, that is yet to be achieved as the situation remains the same.

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