May 18, 2011, 3:43 PM
“The project is almost finished and it has rehabilitated the drainage system in at least 3 streets in Tobacco Road, within the ward,” said the ward councillor, Dawda Drammeh.
Campama Ward is among eight of nine wards in Banjul that are benefiting from the Islamic Development Bank-funded project, which is being implemented by Gamworks through CLIP.
The project costs D700,000 of which 5 per cent (equivalent to D35,000) was contributed by the ward.The Campama Ward project contract was awarded to Alhagie Njie, a Gambian.
Councillor Drammeh said the ward councillors were tasked to work with their communities to come up with tangible projects for funding.
“I met with the ward development committee and together we discussed with the community, and thereafter identified the drainage system as a priority area,” he said.
The rehabilitation will help to address the poor drainage system which has posed health risks to the community as people used to throw garbage in the gutters.
The Campama Ward councillor thanked Gamworks, Banjul City Council and the community of Campama for their support during the implementation of the programme.
Residents of Campama Ward said the rehabilitation is long overdue as it would reduce flooding in the area.
Similar projects are being successfully implemented in Soldier Town Ward and New Town West Ward under the leadership of Councillor Tunko Jammeh and Councillor Pa Mamour Ceesay srespectively.