May 13, 2009, 5:54 AM
The signing ceremony chaired by the BAC Public Relations officer, who doubles as Principal Admin officer, Modou Jonga, was held at the Council’s Chambers.
In his welcoming remarks, the Chairman of BAC, Bakary Saibo Sanneh, praised the Almighty Allah and the management of the council and DBO for making the day possible.
He also dilated on the importance of clean environment in society, adding that people need to put health on top of their agenda, as health is everything in life.
Mr Sanneh further emphasised his council’s firm commitment to working with DBO and the NEA as well as the Ministry of Local Government in ensuring a healthy environment in society.
He assured the DBO of their close partnership and support towards the implementation of the project, particularly in the West Coast Region.
For his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Dresden Banjul Organization (DBO), Heinz Bormann, spoke at length about his organisation’s existence, aims and objective.
He said his organisation had been operating and serving in the collection of dustbins and piled rubbishes within the KMC for the past fifteen years.
The organisation therefore deemed it fit to sign a MoU with the BAC to better collect waste products in ensuring a sound environmental cleanliness in society.
He assured the management of the council of his organisation’s commitment as “funds are already available to implement the project” for the next five years.
Also speaking at the ceremony was Musa Suso, deputy Governor of West Coast Region, who said BAC is trying it utmost best in waste management control but the objective remains a big challenge.
The signing ceremony with Dresden Banjul Organization was indeed a welcomed idea, Mr Suso said, adding that the partnership would be beneficial to both the council and Dresden Banjul Organization.
According to him, his office would continue to give its support to the council to ensure the MoU is fruitful and serves the interest of the people of the region.
Speakers at the ceremony included Lamin Samateh, a representative of the National Environment Agency, Pa Kejaw Darboe from the Ministry of Local Government and Lands and the Chief Executive Officer of BAC Mam Sait Jallow.