By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
Dresden Banjul Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation based in Germany recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Brikama Area Council on the establishment of a waste management project.
The siging that brought staff and senior management of the council, representatives from the ministry of lands and office of the Governor WCR, was held at the Council’s Chambers and chaired by the BAC Public Relations Officer doubling as Principal Admin officer Modou Jonga.
In his welcoming remarks, the Chairman of the BAC Mr. Bakary Saibo Sanneh praised the managements of the council and DBO for making this day possible. He also expressed delight to be associated with this very important signing ceremony between his council and DBO in a bid to ensure a healthy environment. He spoke on the importance attached to having clean environment in our society.
He assured his council’s firm commitment to working with DBO and the NEA and the ministry of local government in ensuring a health environment.
For his part, Chief Executive officer of Dresden Banjul Organisation, spoke at lengthy about his organisation’s existence, aims and objectives, adding that DBO has been operating in collecting of dustbin, among other rubbish within the KMC for the past fifteen years now. He said his organisation deems it fitting to sign an MOU with KMC to better collect waste products and ensure sound environmental cleanliness in our society. He equally assured the management of the council his organisation’s full commitment to implement this project as fund is already available to implement the project in the next five years.
In his keynote address on behalf of WCR Governor Mr. Musa Suso, deputy Governor expressed appreciation to Dresden Banjul organisation in their efforts to manage waste in the country.
He noted that BAC is trying to control waste disposal but there remain big challenges “putting into consideration the lack of vehicles and funds to effectively carry out these services.
“Today’s signing ceremony with Dresden Banjul Organisation is indeed a welcomed idea and I can assure that this partnership will be so beneficial to both the council and Dresden Banjul Organisation and will go a long way in ensuring a clean and healthy environment.”
According to him his office will continue to give its support to the council to ensure that the MOU is fruitful and serve the interest of the people of the region.