Energy-efficient cooking stove debuts in Gambia

20 March 2013, Banjul – The Renewable Energy Association of The Gambia, REAGAM, has introduced an energy-efficient cooking stove called ‘Furno Jambarr’ with a view to reducing greenhouse gas, GHG, emissions.

It was introduced at a three-day training workshop held at Abuko Metal Workshop in Serrekunda East, Kanifing Municipality.

The association said the initiative will go to improve the health status of women and children in addition to reducing the rapid rate of deforestation and land degradation.

The activities of the group will be concentrated in the Greater Banjul Area and the West Coast Region and it is expected that the initiative will
create jobs for metal skill workers and women potters in the areas.

Vice chairman of REGAM and coordinator of the project, Alhaji B.C Gaye, who spoke at the opening of the seminar, stated that, to enable it carry out the project, REAGAM received funding under the Global Energy Fund, GEF, Small Grants Programmed to implement the above mentioned project.

Gaye said that the project will engage in the training, production and
distribution of 2,200 energy efficient cooking stoves of various prototypes.

To ensure that people get the energy efficient stoves in the targeted, he said it will be sold at subsidised rates to the public.

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