Area Council (MKAC) chairman Landing B Sanneh last week announced his intention
to transform Lower River Region’s commercial town of Jarra Soma into a new
modern city center, saying a 30 million dalasi project proposal is already been
prepared to conduct street naming, addressing and numbering.
Addressing stakeholders during the review of the project proposal for street addressing, naming and numbering fund raising event organized by his council at Mansea beach hotel in Kololi, chairman Sanneh said several consultation and meetings were held to make the proposal a reality. “It also include signing of MOU with Tedungal Company and establishment of a task force that will spearhead the process of the proposed project.”
According to him, street addressing will be useful to private economic operators and the Council, saying Soma have the Senegambia Corridor road which made the coming of the street naming, addressing and numbering a good timing. “Many travelers from Senegal and other countries and even those within The Gambia transit via Soma and spend nights there. This gives us the need to plan better for the economic development of the town and the rest of the region,” he said.
Consultant of Tedungal Company Kingsley C. Osuagwu said street addressing and numbering will create employment for the young people, reduce crime rate, increase investment potential and allow utility providers to manage and improve their services effectively. “We are partnering with Mansakonko Area Council in moving this project to be a success and to bring street addressing and compound numbering in LRR and to the rest of the country.”
Chief executive officer Pa Sait Ceesay said, street addressing and numbering can increase investment potential in the council and attract tourism.