Sep 4, 2013, 11:26 AM
The Community Driven Development Project (CDDP) has funded an amount of D130, 000 roads rehabilitation in Daruhairu and Kabafita in Kembujeh Ward in the Kombo Central District.
The rehabilitation exercise, which kicked-off recently with the ward and community within the catchment areas showed high commitment and dedication to work during the exercise by participating fully in the day-to-day exercise.
Speaking at the exercise, Mr. Modou Ceesay, the Councilor for Kembujeh ward expressed joy and appreciation for the intervention of CDDP, noting that the intervention of this project could be described as very timely.
Mr. Ceesay went on to describe the CDDP as partners in development, noting that Kembujeh ward has once benefited from an amount of 28, 000 dollars from the CDDP for the purchase of a tractor and a capacity-building for his ward development committee.
This, he added, is a clear indication of the CDDP's commitment and concern for the local community. He congratulated the government of The Gambia, the Department of Community Development and the Brikama Area Council for their support to the project.
He also assured the sponsors that the fund would be put to good use, while urging the community to double their efforts and participation in the whole exercise.
For his part, Mr. Alieu Sowe, the facilitator of the ward development committee said this project will go a long way in easing communication and transportation of people, goods and services.
"It has been a major problem over the years for people to reach some of their localities, due to the presence of flood and water logging," Sowe said, adding that sponsors are ready to help the local community to get proper roads, but all what is needed is their cooperation and unity.
He said there cannot be any meaningful development without the cooperation and participation of the people. Therefore, he said, solidarity is the foundation of any human progress.
"Without unification there will be no development in any society," he said, and then urged the community to put all hands on deck and work for the development of the country.
He called on Gambians to take ownership of the country, citing President Jammeh as an example in his quest and participation in development work.
Mr. Sowe dwelt on the sustainability of the road by periodically embarking on road maintenance by the community themselves. He then urged the beneficiaries to keep an eye, and report to the committee for any further damage.
He also commended the CDDP and other development partners for sponsoring such a project for the local community, noting that all these are geared towards national development. He further urged the sponsors to extend their kind gesture to other areas for the benefit of all.