BAC CEO blames Brikama Fish market for waste problem

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Mam Sait Jallow, the chief executive officer of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) has pointed accusing fingers at the Brikama Ice Plant Fist Market, saying that they are responsible for lots of the waste problems especially liquid waste which the council is grappling with in Brikama market,.

“The fish market is located in the center of Brikama market. In fact, I can tell you that it’s an entity of its own which is operating on its own, collecting revenue and not paying a single butut to the council. Many people are thinking that the fish market is being managed and controlled by the council which is not the case,” he said.

Mr. Jallow was speaking recently during a meeting with members of #OccupyBAC, parliamentarians, security chiefs in the region and councilors among others.

It could be recalled that about fifty people sustained injuries and eight others were arrested during a protest recently organised by the people of West Coast Region, demanding better service delivery from the Brikama Area Council (BAC). The protesters were demanding for better service like good roads among others in West Coast Region.

He said: “Despite all the challenges faced by the council in the area of health and sanitation condition in the markets especially in the Brikama market, the council is doing all what it can within its means to manage the waste problem that is daily confronting the institution.”

“It will be very interesting to know that part of the waste problem in Brikama market especially the liquid waste is caused by the fish market, which is wrongly located in the center of the market and unfortunately council does not have control over the facility,” he stated.

Mr. Jallow claimed that on many occasions, they have attempted to partner with them but it failed, adding that even the regional governor was aware of that.

“I want you to understand that these are the situation we are currently facing as a council, and I have said this even at the highest level of government.”

Author: Yusupha Jobe