Aug 11, 2009, 10:07 AM
The District of Sami in the Central River Region is seemingly part of the districts still lacking behind in major developments or facilities.
According to the Chief of the area, people in that part of the country have not got any health centre or high school in the district.
Chief Kemo Leigh made these remarks recently in Janjangbureh while speaking with President Yahya Jammeh, during a meeting there as part of the president’s ongoing Dialogue With the People tour.
He appealed to the government to help them with a health centre and a high school, saying people in the area always have to cross the river to get to either Bansang or Janjanbureh any time they want to get access to a health centre.
On high school, the chief said that because of lack of high school in the area, many of their students are faced with guardianship problem in communities where such schools are available.
While praising President Jammeh for his concern for Gambian people, the Chief also called on all government workers to live up to expectations.
In her response, Fatou Lamin Faye, minister for Basic and Secondary Education, disclosed that plans are underway to establish a senior secondary school in Sami Karantaba come next academic year.
She however advised the chief and other parents in the district to ensure their children attend the school when it is established.
Meanwhile, no public commitment was made at the meeting as regards establishing a health centre in the district.