Gambia inaugurates first-ever Lighting Testing Lab

In a bid to enhance the penetration of energy efficient light bulbs in the country, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and The Gambia Standards Bureau (TGSB) with support from ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) on Friday inaugurated the country’s first-ever Lighting Testing Laboratory at a ceremony held at the National Quality Centre in Abuko.

The project, which falls under component four of the sub-regional project, is jointly funded by the government of The Gambia, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

The project is being implemented in five components with the objective of demonstrating the use of energy efficient lighting and appliances as well as promoting the use of efficient cooking stoves in the country.

The ECOWAS rep revealed that the project was funded by the Global Environmental Facility, saying its objective is to demonstrate the use of energy efficient lighting and appliances. 

“In view of its expensive experiences in serving ECOWAS member-states, ECREEE was selected to support the implementation of the project including the procurement and installation of an energy-efficient lighting testing laboratory for The Gambia Standards Bureau.”