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Area council builds hostel, canteens at communities

Oct 16, 2015, 10:30 AM

Kuntaur Area Council has built 10 canteens and 4 toilets in Nyaga Bantang, and a mini-hostel with a conference hall and eight rooms in Sami Tenda.

The structures are to serve as sources of income generation for the area council, which is regarded as the smallest council in The Gambia in terms of its revenue base.

The chairman of Kuntaur Area Council told The Point newspaper that the structures were built through support from the Community-based Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project (CILIP).

The council received D6,900,000 for institutional strengthening projects within the coverage area of Kuntaur Area Council.

“The support is expected to bring about sustainable livelihood and improved the social status of the communities for sustainable economic growth,” Mr Mbye said.

The Kuntaur Area Council chairman added that the support would boost the revenue base of the council, in order to bring more development projects to communities under the council.

Omar Kanteh, CILIP zonal project officer based in Farafenni, said the project recently presented cheques amounting to D26,640,000 to 37 community-based organisations in Central River Region north.

Similarly, D6,900,000 was given to Kuntaur Area Council for institutional strengthening projects within the coverage area of the council.

Mr Kanteh said CILIP is committed to empower community-based organisations to take centre-stage in the implementation of development projects.