May 21, 2015, 10:52 AM
of Brikama Area Council (BAC), last week inaugurated a new market in Nema
The twelve stalls, one open shed and four standard toilet market is constructed as part of the council’s efforts to enhance infrastructural development in the region. It is one of the seven priority projects under the Rural Infrastructural Development Project (RIDP) implemented by the Gambia Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) in the West Coast Region.
Funded under the OPEC fund for International Development and with the council’s counterpart contribution of 8, 878, 756.16 dalasi, the new market is expected to bring ease to the people of the area.
Chief executive officer of the council, Modou Jonga said the market is one out of the seven priority projects under the Rural Infrastructural Development Project which includes the ongoing construction of the Brikama Area Council office complex, Kusamai-Bajagarr gravel goad, Brikama car park rear access road, pavement of Brikama Police Station-Church Junction, Sukuta-Mariama Kunda tar road and the Wellingara-Latrikunda road.
Mr Jonga said Brikama is one of the most rapidly growing local government areas in recent times and thanked the government and the OPEC fund for international development for always standing by them.
Nema Kunku Alkalo said the construction of the market is a blessing for them as it will reduce the burden on them from traveling for distance to other markets.
Bilal Faal, councilor of Wellingara ward said the construction of the market is in fulfilment of the council’s promise made to the people of the area, saying they will continue to appeal for support particularly for their roads.
Director General of Gamworks, Ebrima Cham and project contractor Ousman Sillah said the facility has the capacity to accommodate more than 100 sellers. “The BAC Gamworks partnership will continue to fulfil the dreams of all,” Mr Cham said.