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WCR should be demarcated to two regions – Hon. Jallow

Dec 27, 2019, 3:28 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

Baba Galleh Jallow, National Assembly Member (NAM) for Sannementereng Constituency has said that West Coast Region (WRC) should be demarcated into two regions.

Hon. Jallow said the reason for this is because the “council is not serving the interest of all those living within the region in terms of development.”

He made these remarks last Monday during the adjournment debate.

He pointed out that the region has a population of over a million people with majority of communities not benefiting from any form of development from the council.

The Sannementereng lawmaker therefore called on government through the Ministry of Lands and Local Government to demarcate the region into two for the well-being of communities in the region.

“There are villages within West Coast Region who have never benefited from a bag of cement development from the council,” he said, adding these communities pay their taxes to the council regularly every year without receiving any development from the council.

He further said that; “tax payers should receive 60% of their taxes back in the form of development.”

Hon. Jallow went on to highlight the poor road condition linking Brufut and Madiana and urged government through the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure to come to their aid and construct the road for easy transportation of people and goods.