EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Fishermen Association at Banjul landing site have received a donation of fishing nets, twines, floaters, 6 and 8 millimeter of 30 coil ropes and life jackets from Karadeniz Powership, a floating power plant, owned and operated by Karpowership.
The donation, which was presented on Thursday in Banjul, is aimed at providing fishermen with equipment to enhance their fishing activities for better production and to save lives.
Karpowership have been making previous donations in the country, such as giving out rice, sugar and oil during the Muslim month of Ramadan. They are also engaged in the rehabilitation of hospitals and giving out support to orphans.
The fishermen praised the donor for the gesture, saying it could not have come at a better time when they are experiencing lot of challenges. They said the donation will take them to another level.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Ablie Bah commended Karpowership for the peaceful relationship they maintained with them since their set up in Banjul. He said the donation will surely add value to their job.
Karpowership Project Manager Yankuba Mamburay said the company will endeavor to continue providing its social responsibility to Gambians to enhance growth of the local people and bring development.
“With our operations in The Gambia, the company will continue to engage in social responsibility projects that will help in the growth of the local people as well as providing educational tools. As a strategic partner, Karpowership is committed to Gambia’s development and will continue to provide sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity to all Gambians for years to come,” he said.
Mr. Mamburay further made clarifications about the current power shortage in the country, noting that they have no issues on their side. He mentioned that their partner company NAWEC is currently carrying out maintenance.
“NAWEC has already made an announcement that one of their engines would be down for maintenance for a period of three weeks. I would like to point out that Karpowership is in full operation and is fulfilling its contractual obligation of providing 30 MW of electricity. “
Karpowership is currently partnering with NAWEC to cater power for all regions in the country. Operating in different countries, it currently has 22 Powerships around the globe with a capacity of 3500 MW.