Borehole project inaugurated in Busura


By Awa Macalo

Council of African Descendants is set to provide Busura with potable water, something the community has been yearning for over the last decades.

Busura, a community in Kombo south had suffered for decades without access to clean drinking water, electricity and good roads. Council of African Descendants COAD, an organization formed by black descendants who repatriated to the Gambia and aimed at uplifting communities and rural Gambians, has now come to their aid.


The Alkalo of Busura, Alieu A Fye expressed his gratefulness and thanked Blaxit for such a timely gesture. He called on other organizations to emulate Blaxit and come to their aid.

The founder of Blaxit and secretary of COAD, Juliet Nyancho Kujabi, said their coming to the Gambia made them feel Gambians. She said the project started when they had come together to settle down and help communities with development projects to at least attain some of their needs.  “…it is going to provide a lot of employment opportunities in the local communities and clean water for the communities in the village,” she explained.

Mamma Sanyang, women representative of Busura, said they have been facing lots of challenges to get water. “We do go all the way to the school to get water, and that is well water. But with this project, we know our struggles have ended,” she said.

National Assembly Member for Brikama South, Lamin J Sanneh, applauded COAD for such initiative but also urged village members to maintain its sustainability. “History has taught us a lot of lessons, there were boreholes in other communities but they were not sustained and that became another challenge,” he said.