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Mayor Bensouda outlines council’s 2020 blueprint

Jan 30, 2020, 2:32 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

Mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), Talib Ahmed Bensouda, has outlined his council’s plan for 2020, citing market infrastructure as one of his main areas of intervention.

According to Mayor Bensouda, their new strategy dubbed GIS mapping and Address Taskforce will seek to embark on market infrastructure and expand markets space to making sure youth, women and vendors in the streets are all accommodated in safe sanitary market place to do their business.

Bensouda was speaking in an exclusive interview with The Point on Tuesday, in which he disclosed that one of his biggest passions for 2020 was to have a municipal bus service that would provide easy transportation to its staffs at an affordable rate.

He added that the KMC has initiated four taskforces to bring projects in the New Year. He cited these taskforces as: Waste Processing, Municipal Bus Service, Addressing Taskforce and the Market Infrastructure Taskforce.

“My biggest passion for the year 2020 is to have a municipal bus service and we are very close taking that to reality. It breaks my heart to see all the people working here struggling to have transportation making them fighting to get into commercial vehicles after work,” he said.

He added that he wants to bring a standard municipal bus service to his people at an affordable fee.

According to him, his next passion for the year would be on waste processing, citing Bakoteh Dumpsite as the target.

The 33-year-old politician said that all the council’s workplan for the year has already been developed since last November. He added that implementations have started in earnest and that they were working very hard to bring these four projects to reality in 2020.

 He urged the people to be united and work towards a common goal for the development of their communities and The Gambia in general.