As part of its efforts in ensuring that Gambians continue to live under high standards of environmental hygiene, the Banjul International Airport Cooperative Credit Union yesterday donated dustbins to The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and The Gambia International Airlines (GIA).
There is no doubt that the donated materials would go a long way in ensuring that the country’s national airport maintains its hard earned reputation of being a high standard hygiene environment.
Therefore, the donation is indeed welcome because a clean environment is essential for human health and well-being. A healthy living environment depends on adequate sanitation.
The Gambian authorities are very conscious to this fact and as a result have introduced several initiatives to ensure that we live in very clean environments.
This explains why President Jammeh introduced the bi-monthly ‘Operation clean the nation’, and the government’s subsequent passing of the Anti-Littering Law. These were done to ensure a clean and healthy environment in the country. Steps to negotiating waste disposal and management in the country are therefore fundamental.
These environmental measures have had a positive effect on the country, contributing to the reduction of Malaria, earning The Gambia and its leadership an internationally acclaimed award for its commitment in reducing the prevalence of Malaria.
Therefore, we would like to thank the Banjul International Airport Cooperative Credit Union for the initiative taken in ensuring that they have back to social services. We implore on such bodies to also emulate the gesture o the Airport Credit Union.