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Dump site a health hazard

Oct 3, 2013, 9:42 AM

It has cost the Gambian taxpayers over fifty million Dalasi to have the Bakoteh dumpsite sorted out. That place should not be left to get back to its former deplorable and unhygienic condition.

We urge the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), given its track record of excellence, to take up full responsibility to ensure that the Bakoteh dumpsite is well taken care of.

It is unsightly to see some of those unpleasant things at the dumpsite, after all that has been done to sort it out.

If no urgent action is taken, things there will slowly but surely become worst. The residents in the area have in the past suffered enough to find themselves in the same situation once again.

How can so much money be pumped into the project, only to let the dump site return to its former unwanted, pathetic state?

One thing we would also like to highlight here is the need for people to change their bad behaviour of indiscriminate dumping of refuse around the Bakoteh site.

It is our collective responsibility in ensuring that our environment is free from hazards.

Indeed, if we work in unison we shall surely make the difference!

“It is not to live but to be healthy that makes a life.”