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Assembly finally adopts NRA report

Oct 12, 2012, 3:37 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Members of the Public Accounts/Enterprises Committees of the National Assembly Thursday finally adopted the 2011 annual reports and financial statements of the National Roads Authority, NRA.
The report, which was first laid before deputies a week ago, was earlier put aside after parliamentarians expressed dissatisfaction.
During that session, the speaker of the National Assembly who presided, said answers provided by the NRA to 53 questions posed by parliamentarians were insufficiently dealt with and, as a result, gave the NRA a week to address pending issues in the form of an addendum.
Deputies also raised concerns ranging from the condition of roads to the sewerage system in Banjul.
In presenting an addendum to the report before deputies yesterday, Momodou A Senghore, Managing Director of the NRA, delivered a detailed explanation of issues ranging from road user charges, the sewage and storm water drainage system in Banjul, enforcement of axle load control, overall progress of maintenance works in Banjul to existing road maintenance contracts.
The NRA report, among others, highlighted the EU-funded regional roads projects namely, Mandinaba-Soma road project, Laminkoto-Passimas road project, Trans-Gambia bridge project and Brikama-Dimbaya-Darsilami road project.