By Bruce Asemota
The Brikama Area Council (BAC) recently presented at least 10 motor bikes to its revenue collectors during a ceremony at the Council’s premises in Brikama, West Coast Region.
Modou Jonga, the CEO of the BAC, said the bikes are meant to ease mobility constraints affecting the revenue collectors.
He said the overarching goal is to help in the realisation of the BAC’s revenue generation component of the public finance management strategy 2021-2025.
CEO Jonga used his speech to express gratitude to taxpayers, reminding that the money used to purchase the motor bikes were proceeds from the taxpayers.
However, he lamented the low rate of tax compliance, urging defaulters to settle their liabilities for the current year including arrears at various revenue sub-stations within West Coast.
He emphasised the council’s commitment to embracing best practices of good governance, social and economic justice, and citizen focused service delivery.
The Chairman of the BAC, Sheriffo Sonko, enjoined the beneficiaries to use the bikes for the right purposes and “not for personal interest”.
WCR governor, Lamin Sanneh, underscored the role and importance of ward councillors.
He said that he has been following the “key issues” of the council and urged the councillors to come together to work for the common good of their respective wards.
He said that the purchase of the bikes is a manifestation of the councillors’ intervention.
He advised the the Council authorities to ensure the proper use and maintenance of the bikes.