The Brikama Area Council (BAC) recently presented a cheque for D800, 000 to the Gambia Agency for the Management of Public Works (Gamworks), as part of its counterpart contribution towards the Community-based Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project (CILIP), during a ceremony held at the Council's chambers in Brikama.
Speaking at the occasion, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Regional Administration, Lands and Traditional Rulers, Saikou S. Sanyang, said the project will contribute immensely towards the development of the nation and that it will enable the communities to identify their needs in terms of infrastructural facilities in their areas for implementation. "I am convinced that BAC, under its management, will endeavour to access the requisite funds set aside under CILIP for the provision of much needed infrastructural facilities for West Coast Region," he stated.
The governor of West Coast Region, Lamin Sanneh, for his part, described the CILIP project as a great achievement for BAC, noting that its implementation will promote and improve the development of the Region. For the chairman of the BAC, Sunkary Badjie, Council is ready to contribute towards the development of the region, and the country at large.
The chief executive officer of BAC, Tamba S. Kinteh, said the ceremony manifested the Council's commitment to plough back the revenue generated to the public in the form of basic amenities and services.
A representative of Gamworks at the occasion, Modou Sarr, affirmed that the project is a US$4M scheme allocated for all area councils across the country, including the Kanifing Municipal Council and the Banjul City Council.