Gambia: nawec threatens to sue BAC over D130m arrears


By Momodou Jawo

Mam Sait Jallow, the Chief Executive Officer of the Brikama Area Council, has revealed that the National Water and Electricity Company is about to take his council to court over 130 million dalasi arrears from street lights.

Mr Jallow made this revelation while addressing the National Assembly Select Committee Members on Land and Regional Government, IEC and Ombudsman at the area council chambers in Brikama.
He explained that it is not the responsibility of the council to pay for street light, saying it is the National Roads Authority which should pay.


“They are just doing it out of hypocrisy. They think we are the abandoned children of the former government so they can do whatever they like,” he said.
BAC, he went on, has done remarkable things for its taxpayers. He said the council has constructed roads within the area and rehabilitated many feeder roads.


The select committee members also paid a courtesy call to the regional governor of West Coast Region Ebrima Mballow at his office.
Commenting on his development aspirations, the WCR governor said infrastructural development particularly Brikama Town remains top on his agenda.

“Looking at Brikama itself water is stagnant everywhere, thus we are working with the relevant authorities in ensuring that we look into the hotspot areas,” he said.