By Lamin Cham
The Brikama Area Council yesterday disbursed a sum of D1,417,310 to seven communities within the region.
A statement published on the Council’s Facebook page said the support followed a formal request from beneficiary communities and an assessment conducted by the Council’s Directorate of Planning and Development to determine the alignment of the requests to community’s strategic needs.
According to BAC, the intervention in these communities is equally consistent with the council’s vision and strategic goals to enhance the quality of life of the inhabitants through citizen-focused service delivery.
The communities that benefited from the support are: Kuloro Village Development Committee – D259,910- for the completion of Community market project; Tawuto VDC – D62,400- for water expansion project; Sangajor VDC -D138,500- upgrading of solar water system; Progressive Youth of Kampasa – D156,500 -upgrading of water borehole system; Marakissa Sports Committee – D100,000 -completion of fencing football field; Lamin CDC Development Association- D250,000 rehabilitation of a feeder road and Nema Kabilo Development Association of Brikama-D450,000 – provision of 60 solar street lights.
BAC said the intervention is expected to enhance and improve access to safe drinking water, basic facilities and mitigate security challenges upon once the projects are successfully implemented. Meanwhile, the BAC recently took delivery of its new office complex constructed under the Rural Infrastructural Development Project (RIDP) and implemented by GAMWORKS.
The new complex worth over D21,000,000 was contracted to Krubally Construction Company Limited and with FENTA Architects as consultants.
The handing over ceremony coincided with the tour of the National Assembly Select Committee on the monitoring of the implementation of government projects and was attended by Governor WCR, Director General GAMWORKS and a host of other regional dignitaries.