November 9, 2023
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The National Assembly Standing Committee on Public Enterprises (PEC), with support from the International Republican Institute (IRI), embarked on a social audit of the National Water and Electricity Company's (NAWEC) water supply in the Greater Banjul Area on Tuesday.
The audit exercise is centered on assessing the accessibility, affordability, quality, and reliability of water supply in the Greater Banjul Area. Committee members engaged with Kerr Fatou's staff and management to gather their experiences and insights, including feedback and complaints from the public.
When asked about the complaints received regarding water availability, Fatou Touray, the Chief Executive Officer of Kerr Fatou, outlined some of the grievances her organization had received concerning NAWEC's water supply. These complaints mainly originated from communities experiencing water and electricity shortages, which were highlighted in Kerr Fatou's news reports and articles.
The CEO of Kerr Fatou emphasized the importance for Gambians to utilize the toll-free numbers available to report issues related to regulatory matters.
Following the social audit, there will be a public hearing where NAWEC officials will be present to address and clarify the concerns raised by stakeholders during the committee's audit. This approach aims to enable the institution to understand and address the challenges faced by the communities effectively.