Garbage conundrum: The end is here

Monday, July 03, 2017

The Gambia government on Friday signed an agreement with Continental Africa LLC to collect garbage from across the country and recycle it. 

Given the challenges of waste collection in The Gambia, the move was highly appreciated by the general public, particularly those in the Kanifing Municipality and Brikama where garbage collection has been the least effective and efficient.

The inefficiency in garbage collection is even more pronounced at the Serekunda and Brikama markets, the two major markets in the country.

At these markets, people always complain bitterly about the lateness of garbage collection for it was not uncommon for heaps of wastes to be in the market for days or even weeks waiting to be collected. 

However, such would be history now with the implementation of the garbage collection agreement signed by the government. 

The commencement of the garbage collection would lead to cleanliness of our markets and our environments.  Such cleanliness leads to healthiness which also leads to wealthiness.  For us to get good health and wealth, we have to keep our environments clean. 

Meanwhile, we would like to commend Mayor Abdoulie Bah of Banjul and his staff of Banjul City Council for their initiative and efforts in keeping Banjul clean.  They should keep up the good work. 

Now that we have a new company to collect garbage and recycle them, we should keep our environments clean all the time. 

“I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.”

Willie Stargell