Jul 1, 2010, 1:51 PM
The Brikama Area Council has commenced half a million Dalasi road rehabilitation project within four communities in the Western Region.
Funded by the council, at a tune of D570, 000, the project will cover four communities namely Jeddah, Nema, Misra and Tombana, and is seen as part of the council?s contribution towards the development of communities within the region.
Speaking to reporters during a conducted tour of the sites, the Public Relations Officer of Brikama Area Council (BAC), Modou Jonga, said that the council deemed it necessary to rehabilitate such roads in the region. As he put it, it would ease the problems of transportation in the area.
He added that the first priority of the council is to develop tax payers communities and to also ensure that the money paid to the council are ploughed back to them in a form of development project in their respective localities.
He further added that the purpose of the tour was to meet the communities and share ideas with them, as well as listen to their views about the rehabilitation of the road in their respective wards.
According to PRO Jonga, the importance of rehabilitating such roads cannot be over-emphasised, as it manifests the commitment of the Brikama Area Council to plough back to revenue generated from tax payers.
"We hope that the project will end before the rainy season starts," Mr. Jonga stated.
For his part, the Vice-Chairman of Brikama Area Council, Lamin Aja Bojang, said that the council cannot do all without the participation of the communities and then urged them to pay their rates before the rainy season.
Other speakers included Councillor Suba Ward Jammeh K Sanneh, who applauded BAC for their timely intervention, noting that BAC has great concern for the region.