Kafuta VDC dissolved, new committee to take over

Jan 4, 2021, 11:49 AM | Article By: Yusupha Jobe

Findings of the Village Development Conflict Resolution Committee (VDCRC) and Ward Development Committee (WDC) of Brikama Area Council have revealed the dissolution of the current Village Development Committee (VDC) of Kafuta after months of disputes.

The embattled VDC of Kafuta that was in recent times alleged by some concerned natives of the community, wrote a petition to the council on allegations of mismanagement of funds, unlawful formation as a VDC, registration of the village’s enterprise in their own names – allegations which were all denied by the VDC at a press briefing organised last month.

The letter of dissolution sent to the village VDC dated 30 December 2020 and signed by the chairman of the area council, Sheriffo Sonko, states: “I write to convey the council's resolution to dissolve your Village Development Committee with immediate effect.”

This decision was reached at its general council sitting held on Tuesday 29 December 2020 per the recommendation of the findings of the VDCRC/WDC.

“The VDC/WDC conflict resolution committee of the council will collaborate with the Department of Community Development to duly coordinate the formation of a new (VDC) setup as enshrined in section 92 subsection (1) of the Local Government Act, 2002.

It added: “In the light of the above, you are strongly urged to adhere to this decision,’’ the letter concluded.

The Point, in an attempt to reach to the chairman of the current (VDC) for a reaction proved futile.