Mar 8, 2010, 12:11 PM
Janjangbureh Area Council 9JAC) has recently signed a D300, 000 with (six (6) months) contract with Korjojo Construction Group for the construction of 7 new offices and other 3 toilets, totaling 10 offices and 4 toilets.
Confirming the story, the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yusupha Manneh, revealed that for the first time JAC is undertaking such a major refurbishment.
According to the CEO, the council’s premises were established in 1927, the same year with
He said after some years the place was then turned into a court house and community centre.
According to Mr. Manneh, it became a council some decades ago, with only 3 offices and 1 toilet. He noted that it is necessary to expand to be able to accommodate other offices, such as the Department of Community Development (DCD), Community Development Offices (CDO), facilitators' office, etc.
"The council is the office centre for the Local Government authorities (Alkalolu, Chiefs, Councilors, etc) where they could come and seek technical advice or share information, meeting, etc," he maintained.
For his part, Mr. Modou Jagne, the Development Officer of Janjanbureh Area Council, expressed the need to expand the office, adding that there is an office shortage in the council. He noted that this would go a long way towards creating conductive working environment.
He then used the opportunity to call on the LGA people, particularly the farmers to pay their rates and taxes on time, as he put it, the council development projects depends on the revenue collected from the people.
When contacted Mr. Ousainou Jeng, the Contractor of Korjojo Construction Group confirmed the story.