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BCC embarks on cleansing exercise

Oct 31, 2013, 10:24 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

The Banjul City Council (BCC) is currently carrying out its annual massive cleansing exercise within the city.

The move is in line with the city authorities’ strive in ensuring a clean and a healthy environment for the Banjulians.

Speaking to this reporter on Monday at the BCC office, the deputy mayor of Banjul, Aji Awa Sillah-Njie, said the cleansing exercise done at the Christian cemetery is done in preparation of the festive of All Saints Day for November 1.

She added that the council, being the custodial of the city, cleans the cemeteries of both religions in preparation of both religious feasts, which occur annually.

She however revealed that as the Christian cemetery of Banjul has been covered, the council is set to soon reach out to the Muslim cemeteries at Banjul and Old Jeshwang.

Describing the exercise as healthy, she said they are also doing the exercise paying respect to the departed souls by ensuring the grounds are clean.

She further urges the youth to join the city council on the exercise on both areas for the wellbeing of all the inhabitants of the city.