Jun 28, 2017, 12:11 PM
Chief executive officer of Brikama Area Council (BAC) Saturday led his staff in two cleansing exercises at Brikama Carpark and Nema Kunku Market.
Modou Jonga said the activity was part of their routine efforts and strategy to keep the environment clean, particularly the carpark which is the first entry point for people coming to Brikama or transiting to the interior part of the country.
Mr. Jonga, who became the council’s chief executive officer last year, believes that their action will be an inspiration to the people to take up such initiatives to discourage indiscriminate dumping of household refuse and keep the environment clean.
In January, the council launched its first digital tax management system with the target to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of revenue collection and its management.
It is believed that the migration from analogue tax management system will address its long term objective to ensure transparency and accountability in its governance.
“By this action, we hope that everyone will take it as a responsibility to discourage indiscriminate act of dumping waste in the carpark,” he said.
According to Mr. Jonga, environmental health and sanitation is a priority area of his council to keep the environment clean at all time. “We cannot do everything alone. People have to understand that when they indiscriminately dump waste, they are posing health hazard to themselves and others.”
Public relations officer, Lamin Singateh said the cleansing exercise is part of the council’s core mandates, saying Brikama carpark is the busiest in the country.
Mr. Singateh said they are now going to continue with the initiative to ensure that the carpark is kept clean and protected, saying they are immediately going to install a security point at the carpark to ensure that there is no indiscriminate dumping.