executive officer of Brikama Area Council (BAC) said they are ready to
transform the council in a bid to create a congenial environment that would
facilitate the construction of physical infrastructures in the Council; one of
which, he said was recently witnessed
at the Council ground.
Speaking at the handing over of a site for the construction of the new BAC Administrative block and Town hall project in Brikama, Mam Sait Jallow said the Council’s offices were not only an eye-sore, but also too cramped and ill-equipped to accommodate its ever-growing administrative functions.
He said in response to the fresh wind of change created by the present government, they have now decided to priorities the expansion, rehabilitation and refurbishment of the Council in a bid to create more office spaces.
According to him, regardless of all the efforts, the Council still needs more office space to address its increasing demand to better accommodate its staff.
He said the cost of the proposed building is over 20 million dalasi of which the Council had paid about 1.6 million dalasi, as counterpart contribution. “This is one of many projects financed under the Rural Infrastructural Development project which is co-financed by the OPEC fund, Government of The Gambia and BAC with GAMWORKs as the implementing agency.”
The Council chairman Sheriffo Sonko said the administrative building would house the offices of the chairman, directorate of planning and development, administration, police and the court among others.
Mr. Sonko said as required on BAC to provide development initiatives within its operational limits, they are currently constructing the Brikama Car park rear access road, pavement at the Brikama Police station and Church junction, construction of Sukuta- Mariama Kunda, Sibanor–Kusamai and Wellingara- Latrikunda roads, which are jointly sponsored by KMC and BAC.