The Kanilai International Group (KGI) in collaboration with Vision Development Foundation (VDF) has commenced a major road rehabilitation work in the Kanifing Municipality.
Speaking to the Daily Observer while at work in Faji Kunda Bajunkuto road, Tijan Ceesay, a resident of Faji Kunda, said the targeted roads in the rehabilitation exercise within the KM area are hardly usable during the rainy season. He added that people living around these areas find it extremely difficult to run their normal businesses. He said the timely intervention of KGI and VDF is geared towards complementing government's efforts and a community initiative development work that is applauded by all.
Ceesay stressed that such development initiatives should not be the responsibility of government and the Councils alone, but anyone who has the financial means should always be willing to support the country and the community at large. He also thanked KGI and Momodou Turo Darboe of Vision Development Foundation for the initiative and urged other Gambians to emulate them. He noted that KGI and VDF are doing a lot in the country and that the self-help projects initiated by these two organisations will greatly help communities.
Another resident of Faji Kunda, Fatoumata Saho, also thanked the two organisations for coming to their aid, adding that the issue of the poor condition of roads will now become history.
Mbemba Gassama, the Faji Kunda Ward councilor, said that they started the work at the Faji Kunda Police Post towards the Kaw Junction highway since last week. He added that they embark on such exercise every weekend together with volunteers within the communities.