In his welcoming remarks, CEO Yusupha Manneh spoke on the importance of the gathering saying it marked the final cheque presentation of the remaining 5% to CILIP. He spoke at length on some of the achievements made by his council, citing numerous development projects.
Lamin Marr, the development officer at BAC said Gamworks should come to their aid in ensuring that the road to the Brikama Car Park is rehabilitated before the start of the rains as users of the road on a daily basis blame BAC for “eating tax payers money instead of developing the community”.
The director of CILIP, Mrs Maria Dacosta spoke on the commitment of BAC to give to the community of what they are taking from them by bringing development to their doorsteps. She implored BAC to work as a team in bringing development to the region.
The deputy director of governance at the Ministry of Lands and Regional Governance said BAC and Gamworks were partners in development while imploring other councils to complete their payments.
In his keynote address, BAC chairman, Bakary Sanneh, thanked Gamworks for working with them over the years while praising the efforts of his council to empower the people of the West Coast Region and bringing “much-needed development” to communities in the region, specifically Brikama.
By MS Jallow]]>