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The Chairman of Basse Area Council, Mr Omar Sampo Ceesay, on Wednesday presented the sum of D100,000.00 to the Chairman of the Village Development Committee (VDC) of Numuyel, Mr Momodou Camara, as BAC's contribution towards the construction of the road between Sotuma and Numuyel in the Upper River Region. According to Chairman Ceesay, the presentation is meant for the construction of a six-kilometer stretch of road between the two villages.
The contract for the construction of the road has been awarded to Ballast Nedam Contruction company and is expected to last for three months.
He assured the community of Numuyel that the council's profit would be ploughed back to the people for the development of the region.
He disclosed that the council would purchase two tractors for Basse and its satellite villages very soon. "All this is geared towards the improvement of the sanitary conditions in the region," he stated.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Governor of Upper River Region, Alh. Omar Khan, advised the community to continue to be loyal to the government. He also urged them to pay their taxes on time in order to enable them to embark on other developmental projects in the region. He called on members of the beneficiary communities to make their contribution by way of providing labour towards the completion of the project.
Present at the ceremony were the Chief of Jimara, Alh. Hagi Kulay Camara, Deputy Governor Alh. M.S. Kah, among other dignitaries.