KAC awards about D28M projects implementation to contractors

Monday, March 04, 2019

Kuntaur Area Council in collaboration with The Gambia Agency for Public Works (Gamworks), last Wednesday awarded the implementation of four project sites to contractors that worth about twenty-eight million, nine hundred thousand dalasis.

Speaking at the various ceremonies, the council’s chief executive officer Pa Nfansu Darboe said his council supposed to pay two million dalasis as their counterpart contribution towards the construction of four sub infrastructural projects with Gamworks.

 He said the four projects will entail the construction of an office complex and staff quarters, multipurpose centre at Kaur, construction of canteens at Lamin Koto Badala and five boreholes with two hand pumps in each district. He commended Gamworks for being their development partner in providing services to the communities. “Our role as a Council is to mobilise and utilise resources by providing social amenities for the communities we serve,” Mr. Darboe said.

Construction of an office complex and staff quarters and the construction of a multi-purpose centre at Kaur are sub-contracted to Nema Merchandise and Construction Company while the construction of ten canteens at Lamin Koto Badala is being sub-contracted to Manjang Smart Construction and the boreholes to Sumanguru construction Company. These are highly needed projects by the communities.

Chairman of the Council Saikou Jawara emphasised the significant role that the council plays in providing development projects to communities.

He called on the people to pay their rate and taxes on time to enable the Council to implement development projects for their communities. “Late payment of rates and taxes delay development project plans,” he noted.

He applauded Gamworks for their efforts in providing infrastructural development in the rural areas.

Gamworks project officer James Furumus Gomez hailed Kuntaur Area Council for their efforts in uplifting rural infrastructural development projects.

He pointed out that these magnificent projects will have great impact on the lives and livelihood of the beneficiaries, citing that it will also boost and equip the youth in the area with skills. 

Alkalos of Kaur Wharf town Mustapha Njie, Nyanga Bantang Badi Sabally, Kuntaur Seedy Bensouda, and Lamin Koto Badala Mamanding Jabbie all applauded the Council for their efforts in providing social services to the communities at grassroots level. 

Author: Lamin SM Jawo, CRR