Aug 19, 2015, 9:25 AM
While there are many actions of what is real in development, perhaps the most revealing is gauged is in terms of time and priority.
The rainy season is imminent, a time when most of our roads become a major concern and topical issue in many corners of the country.
Thus far, every year we convey that distress are being raised by the general public as regards to the poor state of certain roads not only within the Greater Banjul Area but also some parts of the rural areas. Even the meanest would know that the Central Government couldn't reach every corner of the country. We believe that's why decentralisation was brought about and certain burden shifted to the Area Councils. People pay tax to be provided with social amenities and other necessities of life.
They should also know how their money is being used. So the tax payers should be taken very seriously in terms of reciprocating their needs and wants. We expect only the best from the area councils.
In as much as they are established to serve the Gambian people endeavouring to develop The Gambia, so they must strive to correctly reflect the needs and demands of the people and fairly meet their demands; and faithfully discharge the mission of setting about necessary projects.
During the last rainy season, some places were no-go areas, because of stagnant water and dilapidated road conditions. We once again renew our push that the area councils should act now rather than late as the rainy season is just at the corner.
They should upgrade major feeder roads for the convenience of the road-users as often commuters trek to work in unbearable conditions and sometimes in deep waters and mud.
We reiterate that every effort should be employed in putting our roads in good state with all possible haste.
"Nothing happens to any thing which that thing is not made by nature to bear".