He made those comments last week as Arrdo presented 14 modern water filters to schools in rural Gambia.
The materials which are manually usuable, can sanitise tonnes of drinking water in a short time and they will be taken to schools likely to have problems of access to safe drinking water. Mr Dibba disclosed that when Arrdi conceived the idea it first contacted the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Schools Education MoBSE and the department of Water Resources who supported it leading to a proposal Arrdo submitted to the British Embassy which provided the materials. He therefore commended both institutions for showing interest in the project as well as Safe Water Trust UK and the British Embassy.
Receiving the materials, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Schools Education (MoBSE) Babucar Bouy said though the material may not entirely solve the general problem of the provision of hygienic water in schools they would however be appreciated by the children of the schools benefiting and he thanked Arrdo and the donors for the initiative. The occasion was witnessed by officials of Arrdo, MoBse and the Department of water resources.]]>