By Lamin Cham
The Village Development Committee (VDC) of Sukuta has embarked on an ambitious project to build a modern multi-purpose centre in the town.
The centre will be built on a site formerly used as the Village Visaca bank at the Brufut – Road inter section opposite Petro- Gas station.
Baboucar Cham (Buba), chairman of the VDF said the project will involve the construction of a skills centre, a community hall inside the premises while the entrance would house stalls and shops for businesses.
The project, which is now at an advanced stage, is supported financially by individual contributions from members of the community particularly the Sukuta diaspora community in Europe and America.
“We want a skills centre where young people would come to learn skills to earn a living either through self -initiated ventures or through employment. A town hall too would serve to host community and private social ceremonies while shops and stalls can be rented to people interested in businesses of any sort. Such ventures would make the facility vibrant and attractive to the public as a commercial centre,” Mr Cham told The Standard on a visit to the site.
According to the VDC chairman, there are still a lot of work to be done and so they have reached out to the ministry of sport, the local area council and several other individuals and bodies for more support. “We are very much appreciative of a recent donation of some 200 bags of sement from the Minister of Lands through the Musa Suso Foundation and most particularly our brothers and sisters abroad. “These people have always taken the lead in community development projects in Sukuta which has tremendously impacted on the living condition of the people in the health and other sectors and the people of Sukuta are always grateful to them,” he said.
The VDC chairman made a clarion call for more assistance towards the realisation of the project. Persons, or groups wishing to donate can reach the VDC on 3359916 or 3200647.