By Cherno Omar Bobb
TECH WORLD Oil Company on Monday inaugurated additional 70 solar powered street lights for two streets in Gunjur.
The initiative by Ebrima Touray, proprietor of TECH WORLD Oil Company followed the installation of 35 solar powered street lights in July at another street (Jujuba) in the community.
The latest development by the company’s proprietor saw the installation of solar lights from Gunjur garage to its market and from the market to Sanchaba. In addition to the two streets, solar lights are also installed at the community’s mosque and market.
Yaya Ceesay, a native of Gunjur described the generosity as very good, saying before the installation of the lights there used to be a lot of burglary at one of the streets.
He said with the installation of the lights such crime has ceased and therefore he thanked Mr Touray for the initiative.
“Thieves used to steal people’s phones and other properties in the dark but now they will not be able to do so,” he said.
He noted that Gunjur needs such initiatives and as such he appealed to other natives of the community with the financial muscle to emulate Mr Touray for the development of the coastal town.
He stated that the government cannot do it all alone but with citizens’ contribution the nation will develop.
He further said that Mr Touray has been supporting families with rice, sugar, rams and cash over the years.
Hatab Nyang, media officer for TECH WORLD Oil Company said the installation of the solar lights has strengthened security within the community. He appealed to the community to take ownership and ensure the sustainability of the solar lights.
Abdou D. Touray, a barber shop owner and native of Gunjur said the installation of the solar lights will boost their businesses by ensuring customers sit and wait for electricity when NAWEC power supply goes off.
He also appealed to TECH WORLD to initiate other projects within the community for its development.
Mai Jammeh, an elder at the community expressed delight with the initiative and thanked TECH WORLD. She also prayed for the advancement of their business.
TECH WORLD Oil Company is a Gambian-owned company engaged in oil and gas business. The company, which currently employs over 300 Gambians and non-Gambians has been operating in the country for over a decade with over fifteen operational service stations across the country.