The Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) in partnership with Peterborough City Council (PCC) in the United Kingdom and the economic development agency Opportunity Peterborough have signed a 3-year project with the European Union. Today, Mayor Talib Ahmed Bensouda met with Ambassador Corrado Pampaloni to sign the agreement.
The Kanifing Environmental Transformation Programme (KETP) aims to use a sustainable focus on new integrated waste management approaches to drive environmental, social and economic transformation in Kanifing. The project will help to transform waste management in Kanifing Municipality from a pollution, health and environmental challenge into a sustainable and sustained economic opportunity.
KETP has three output areas: (i) Waste Management, (ii) Education, and (iii) Tree Planting & Parks Management. Some of the interventions related to Output 1 include community transfer stations, bins for waste collection, diversion of various waste streams, and investments to accelerate the transition of Bakoteh dumpsite into a transfer station. Under Output 2, KETP will establish the first-ever municipal library for the benefit of students and young entrepreneurs in the green economy. Finally, Output 3 will focus on enhancing public park infrastructure including children’s play areas, along with tree planting across the 19 wards of the municipality.
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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambiaโ€™s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organizationโ€™s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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