Sep 30, 2008, 8:12 AM
The Brikama Area Council (BAC) Local Government Service Commission last Wednesday handed over its annual activity report to the Governor of West Coast Region at a ceremony held at the governor’s office in Brikama.
The presentation was witnessed by the senior officials of the council and members of the Local Government Service Commission.
Speaking on the occasion, the vice chairperson of the local government service commission of BAC, Alhagie S.K. Barry, described the day as historic and very important.
Mr Barry used the opportunity to thank the President of The Gambia for choosing them among the lot to steer the affairs of one of the most populous regions in the country.
“I also want to thank our line ministry (the Ministry of Regional Administration, Lands and Traditional rulers) and the office of the governor for having the trust and confidence in us to serve in the commission, in the first place,” he said.
According to him, the report covers from the period March 2011 to April 2012 and should have been presented earlier, but due to circumstances beyond their control, they could not do it as planned.
Mr Barry also revealed that the 14-page report has been divided to 15 chapters ranging from the date of their inauguration, to staff matters and running down to the conclusion of the report.
He also used the opportunity to thank all those who contributed to the production of a comprehensive and presentable report.
Deputizing the chairman of the BAC, Lamin Bojang thanked the members of the commission for working tirelessly in ensuring that things are done in the right manner.
The Chief Executive Office of the BAC, Tamba Kinteh, also expressed similar sentiments and appreciation and also hailed the members of the commission for their efforts.
“This is a legal obligation in order to regularize the performance of the council,” he said, adding that the caliber of people he saw at the Brikama Area Council and the products they presented to the governor will no doubt boost the council’s image.
In receiving the report, the Governor of West Coast Region, Lamin Sanneh, hailed the Local Government Service Commission members in the region for their commitment and dedication in ensuring that the report is handed over to him for on ward transmission to higher relevant authorities.
He applauded the BAC for the fact that historically the council has been showing the political commitment in the implementation of their roles and responsibilities.