of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) and various youth associations within the
metropolitan town of Brikama, over the weekend embarked on a mass cleaning
exercise at the Brikama market and its surrounding. The five-hour exercise
attracted more than one hundred volunteers.
Speaking to journalists after the exercise, BAC vice chairman Ismaila Jallow emphasised the significance of the exercise, saying BAC is committed to hygienic improvement of communities.
“We will maintain our effort in environmental protection with support from the communities,” he said, adding that the Council cannot do everything alone and thus calls for collective support from the public.
Mr. Jallow said people sometimes blame the Council on no genuine reason, saying it would be difficult for the Council’s cleaning department to be going from compound to compound to collect waste.
“People should also endeavor to put their household wastes at designated points to enable easy collection by the cleaning staff,” he emphasised.
Kembujeh ward councilor Alieu Darboe hailed the volunteers for their large turnout, saying it clearly demonstrates their commitment to national development.
“The Council is doing everything at its disposal to see that Brikama market and its catchment area are clean. If the environment is clean, it can prevent diseases.”
Mr. Darboe urged the government, NGOs and philanthropists to complement the effort of the Council by helping them with good roads as the raining season is fast approaching.
Mam- Sait Jallow, BAC chief executive officer said clean environment prevents malaria, saying cleaning of the market seeks to create a healthy environment ahead the rains season.
“People must be ready to join hands with the Council in order to bring about rapid development to the doorsteps of the people in West Coast Region.”