Jan 23, 2009, 6:18 AM
The Chairman of the Brikama Area Council (BAC), Mr. Sunkary Badjie, has revealed that his Council owes the huge amount of D29M to NAWEC.
Mr. Badjie, who described the situation as a public concern, was quick to express his dismay over the misuse of public taps.
He also attributed the installed streetlights as a major factor of the huge amount owed to NAWEC.
Mr. Badjie revealed this while delivering his remarks during the swearing-in ceremony of one Aja- Fatou Sonko, the newly nominated lady councilor who replaces Lamin Waa Juwara as Civil Society Representative in the council, at the Red Cross Conference Hall in Brikama yesterday.
Mr. Badjie posited that in considering the activities of council, compared to the income it generates, the responsibility far outweighs, noting that the status quo gives them a great deal of difficulties.
He maintained that with all the numerous tasks being undertaken by the council, and difficulties it is currently facing, the Council still has the intention to pay NAWEC.
He revealed that the council will be paying a monthly installment of D250, 000 towards settlement of the arrears.
Mr. Badjie used the occasion to call on the community to take ownership of the street taps so that the burden will be reduced on the council, adding that this should be a collective responsibility to ensure that public taps are used properly.