‘Karpowership Is Socially Responsible’

By Abdoulie John

Karpowership Project Manager Yankuba Mamburay Thursday said the company is highly engaged in its corporate social responsibility efforts by remaining committed to the development of communities.

“With our operations in The Gambia, the company will continue to engage in social responsibility projects that would help growth of the local people as well as providing educational tools,” Mr. Mambury said during a donation ceremony held at Fatunetwork, located along Kairaba Avenue.

The Gambia’s utilities company recently reached a major power deal with Karpowership, a member of the Istanbul-based Karadeniz Energy Group. The move is aimed at putting an end to constant power shortages, and is expected to allow the State-owned National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) to ensure a stable energy supply in the Greater Banjul Area.

Mamburay reminded the gathering that Karpowership’s fleet of 2.800 MW are operating in seven countries. He then expressed delight for the opportunity given to them to boost the country’s energy supply.

“No country can develop without electricity,” he reiterated.

Weighing on today’s event, Mamburay re-echoed one of the fundamental teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), making it very clear that it is virtuous to share.

As a result, two hundred 50kg bags of rice and two hundred 25kg bags of sugar were distributed to selected members of the community, needy individuals, and private institutions.

Speaking earlier, Fatou Camara, an iconic figure of Gambian media, said Karpowership expressed their resolve to give back to Gambians.

Teaming up with former minister Sheriff Bojang, the duo are tasked with the responsibility to help Karpowership support communities through giving, and make sure it will be a cornerstone of their business in the tiny West African nation.

Fatou Camara disclosed that Karpowership will explore other areas (education and health) that would provide the company with the opportunity to impact on people’s live.

Amie Yade, one of the recipients who spoke to this reporter, commended the Turkish company for giving back to the needy.

Similar sentiments were expressed by Ebrima Bah who described the gesture as timely. “This donation will be of great help,” he said.


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