Gambia’s Interior Minister Mai Ahmed Fatty has disclosed that negotiations are at an advanced stage for The Gambia to source electricity supply from Senelec, the national electricity company of Senegal according to report published by APA News.
Gambia’s water and electricity company, NAWEC, has been struggling with old generators and a lack of financial resources, due in part to millions of dalasi in arrears of payments for services supplied, owed by consumers including public enterprises.
Fatty spoke to reporters in Banjul at the end of a day-long cabinet meeting. Speaking on behalf of the Information minister who is out of the country, he announced that the government is working on normalizing the erratic water and power supply being experienced at the moment in most parts of the country.
Interior Minister Fatty said if all goes as planned, the sourcing of electricity from Senegal will help Gambia’s rural settlements especially, while the government also works on the issue of old generators to normalise water and electricity supply and distribution in the country.