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MAC committed to socio-economic empowerment of its people

Dec 1, 2014, 10:48 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Fabakary Sanneh, Chairman of Mansakonko Area Council has spoken of the Council’s commitment in providing basic social services to improve the social status of taxpayers in Lower River Region.

He was speaking recently at Pakalinding in LRR to assess the achievements registered since he assumed the mantle of chairperson.

He said the council has disbursed D375, 000 to 15 councilors to carry out maintenance works at ward levels to improve the social status of peoples.

The chairperson said the council has purchased four motorcycles for revenue collectors to facilitate revenue collection and timely submission of funds to council on daily basis.

Commenting on building confidence on the council, he disclosed that the council has appointed Public Relations Officer (PRO) and held weekly radio talk shows at Soma Community Radio otherwise known as “council hours” to raise more public awareness on the activities and functions of the council.

The radio program, according chairperson Sanneh, has contributed to clearing all doubts and misconceptions that tax and ratepayers may have about council.

He thanked the people of Lower River Region for the support and solidarity towards the implementation of development projects and programs, citing the provision of hand pumps for the community of Minda in Jarra Central and Tankularr Kiang West.

The council has rehabilitated the courthouses at Jarra West and Kiang East to provide conducive environment for tribunal sittings, and by extension build waiting sheds at Buiba, he said.

He said the council has instituted a CREDIT UNION to enable staff to save and borrow at low interest rates.

The establishment of a credit union at the council was highly commended by the staff, noting that it would provide opportunity for staff to have easy access to funds

He said council has purchased a vehicle for the chairperson, noting that it aims to enhance effective service delivery at all times.

He called on community and individuals to come forward and pay their dues on time to enable council carry out its development activities.

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