#Headlines

KMC disburses D1.2m to begin fencing of Buffer Zone

Mar 31, 2021, 11:24 AM | Article By: Fatou Bojang

The Kanifing Municipal Council on Monday presented D1.2 million for the fencing of the Buffer Zone Park in Tallinding through the council’s Municipality Youth Masons.

This development is part of the council’s plan to rejuvenate all major parks within its Municipality. Recently, the council rehabilitated the park toilets for public use, planted 134 trees to green up the side and as well installed 120 solar lights at the area.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Mayor Bensouda said when he came to inspect the area a month ago, he was sad because the zone had no standard post. This prompted his council to come up with this initiative.

Gambian youths, he continued are talented but they don’t have the required equipment to support them, adding that what they wanted is for Gambian youths to excel for the whole world to know. While saying this, he congratulated the national team for the latest feat.

Karamo Ceesay, ward councilor for Tallinding South, thanked the council for their commitment towards reviving the park. He said the mayor sponsored the tournament that they recently had, adding that there are lots of developments currently taking place at the park.

The mayor, he continued, is a youth that supports youth initiatives in his municipality. He urged the youths to make sure that they preserve the facilities and the developments made at the park for future use.

Youth Councilor Kemo Bojang in his remarks noted the council’s stance in youth development, emphasising that they prioritise youths at KMC. The Gambia he added, has many football players, but there are not enough facilities and equipment to support the players.

According to Mr. Bojang, the council came up with the ‘Goal for KMC’ project to change all goal posts in the municipality to standard ones because they believe that there cannot be a football match without a goal post.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Alieu Momar Njai
IEC urges Gambians to participate in voter registration
Mar 26, 2021, 11:24 AM

The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Alieu Momar Njai, on Thursday called on Gambians to fully participate in the 2021 general voter registration exercise.

Trade Ministry warns mini, supermarkets over coins
Oct 7, 2020, 10:51 AM

The    Ministry   of   Trade,     Industry,    Industry,    Regional     Integration    and Employment    has called on minimarkets and supermarkets in the habit of not returning monetary change particularly coins to customers upon purchase of items in their business premises to desist from such, according to a news release.

swearing in
Barrow tasks new SG, others to contribute to government machinery
Jun 5, 2020, 11:53 AM

President Adama Barrow has challenged the newly appointed secretary general and head of the Civil Service alongside other appointees to contribute significantly in improving government’s machinery and operations in accordance with the legal and governance frameworks that guide service delivery in the country.

Dominic Mendy
Covid-19 epidemic: Citizens Alliance launches crisis relief fund
Apr 24, 2020, 11:00 AM

Citizens’ Alliance Party (CAP), a new party established a year ago, has embarked on an ambitious project designed to mitigate the impacts of covid-19 on vulnerable communities with the launch of its Crisis Relief Fund (CRF).