Dec 29, 2011, 3:39 PM
Area Council (KAC) on Tuesday handed over a cheque of two hundred thousand
dalasis to Niani Sukuta Village Development Committee for the construction of a
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Chief Executive Officer Pa Nfansu Darboe said the support is part of the council’s development plan of providing development to the tax payers in the area.
He said the project the council is about to implement will go a long way in improving the health status of the most vulnerable in society and implored on the members of the VDC to utilize the fund for it intended purpose. “Our role as a council is to mobilize and utilize resources by providing social amenities for the community we serve,” he stated.
Chairperson of Kuntaur Area Council, Saikou Jawara spoke at length on the significant role the council plays in providing development projects to the communities. He further called on the people to pay their rates and taxes on time to enable then council to implement development projects for their communities. “Late payment of rates and taxes delay the development projects planned by the council that are supposed to be implemented within that particular period,” he echoed.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the community, VDC Chairman Kajali Sillah hailed Kuntaur Area Council for complementing government efforts in providing health post to the communities in the area. He said the project is a highly needed one for the people in the area.
He pointed out that the magnificent project will have a great impact on the lives and livelihood of poor farmers, citing that it will also boost healthcare delivery and accessibility in the area. He assured them that the fund will be wisely utilized and every butut will be accounted for.