Gambia’s only energy company has promised to adjust their game in ensuring good power supply in the country amidst mass and frequent power cuts in the small nation.
Baba Fatajo, the director of the state company that is struggling with nearly half a billion dalasi debt, said they have fixed problems at two of their major power stations in Brikama and Kotu.
“What is important is to provide satisfactory services to our customers. We are on this crusade and we are very optimistic that there will be an improvement as we go along,” Fatajo said.
Fatajo expects that within the next 6 to 8 months it will have another capacity of 11 megawatts and we hopes that will significantly improve energy supply in the country.
The company is operating at a loss but the energy chief says his company’s Kotu plant expansion project of additional 11 megawatts is at an advanced level, which will be completed by the end of the year.
“A contract has been signed and we have sent the request of mobilization for contractors, which will be done in the next few weeks and we are expecting another 20 megawatts,” said Fatajo.
At least 30 megawatts of power will be generated, according to estimates by NAWEC, an over-burden public institution that is now exploring means to attract private investors in energy production and supply in the country.