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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Brufut intensifies calls for help for road project

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Meanwhile, over the weekend, the ward councilor of the area Pa Lamin Fatty, Village Development Committee members and women turned up at the work site to make more calls for support from individuals, government and private enterprise to support the project before the rains. 

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“Our target is to pave this road which has become a huge problem during rains. We have gone a long way filling the potholes but our ambition is bigger than our capacity at the moment but there’s no going back,” Councilor Fatty told The Standard.

He disclosed that they had over 50 trips of gravel unable to transport it from the Faraba quarry. “We need to hire more trucks and buy fuel for them and other plants we have on the ground here as time is running against us,” he added. 

He thanked Global Properties and Blue Bird Real Estate for donating fuel coupons to the project. The villager also thanked Gaye Enterprise and Green Impact for providing plants also in support of the project.

He however pointed out that more work is left to be done as the people are enthusiastic to see the project through since it has been more than thirty years since the road was last repaired. 

“It will complement the major developments President Jammeh has brought to this settlement.  Just imagine even our school bus cannot pass through the town but has to operate from Ghana Town and students have to struggle to get there to catch the bus.”

Ba Jamba Bojang, a prominent resident and treasurer of the VDC added his voice by saying:  “We’ve come together to start something so that when help finally comes, it would meet local efforts on the ground.”

 

By Lamin Cham

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