By Juldeh Njie
The Alkalo of Bakau, Alhagie Luntang Jaiteh has sent a warning to all yard owners in his catchment defaulting on their compound rates to do so urgently or risk prosecution.
Mr Jaiteh, who walked into the offices of The Standard to send the message, said the situation is very serious and depriving the KMC of over D20 million in much needed revenue.
“Can you imagine some compound owners have not being paying rates for years. An annual compound rate is like chicken change but ironically some people will spend millions a year and still find it hard to pay just a few hundred dalasis or less as compound rates,” he lamented.
The Alkalo shared some of the figures owed by compound owners in the various areas in his catchment as follows:
Golf course area D244, 107.97, South Atlantic D431, 116.31, Bakau Farokono D13, 834,562.39, Bakau and New Town D1, 038, 956.39,Bakau booster station D3, 032, 563.18 and Fajara M section, D1.775, 389.26