ECOWAS Donates Tricycles to Boost Waste Management in The Gambia

The Government of The Gambia, through MECCNAR, recently received 20 tricycles from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to boost waste collection efforts and enhance environmental health.

As outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ECOWAS and MECCNAR, the provision of these tricycles represents a shared dedication and strong commitment to addressing waste management challenges and creating cleaner, healthier communities.

In her statement, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Rohey John- Minister Rohey John-Manjang highlighted the government's commitment to waste management, citing President Adam Barrow's active involvement in cleaning exercises.

Minister John-Manjang expressed gratitude to ECOWAS for their support, emphasizing the importance of utilizing the tricycles effectively to tackle waste-related issues.

In her statement, the Commissioner for Economic Affairs and Agriculture of The ECOWAS Commission, Mrs. Massandjé Toure-Litse underscored the detrimental effects of uncollected waste on coastal areas, public health, and the livelihoods of vulnerable communities.

Hence, the ECOWAS Commission has undertaken this endeavor to support all its Member States in the fight against unsanitary by making twenty tricycles available to each of the Ministries responsible for the Environment to support waste collection activities in vulnerable areas.

‘’Banjul, your beautiful capital, is the starting point for this operation, which will be extended to the capitals of the other Member States.’’ She said.