Mar 2, 2010, 1:17 PM
In a bid to complement government efforts in the national clean-up exercise, Tetrax Company Limited a road construction and civil engineering company based in Senegal, last Saturday embarked on a massive clean-up exercise at a dumpsite at the Kanifing Layout which residents said, was polluting their environment.
The exercise was facilitated by one Buba Sillah, a health inspector at the Kanifing Municipal Council and Bully Dibba of the National Environment Agency.
Speaking in an interview with this reporter, shortly after the exercise, El Hadji Malick Gueye, resident manager of the construction company, said it was meant to meaningfully contribute to the development of The Gambia.
According to Mr Gueye, they are happy to always contribute to nation-building in the sister country, adding that
"We have to help one another in terms of development as well as help to strengthen relations in one way or the other," Mr. Gueye told this reporter.
He said the founder and chair of the company, Bara Taal, has a special relationship with the Gambian leader which, he said, is one reason why they decided to embark on the exercise.
He added that his company will continue to support the development aspirations of President Yahya Jammeh, and appealed residents not to indiscriminately dump refuse in the area.