The management of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) and the Bathurst Builders & International Port Services, a renowned Gambian road construction company, have signed a D1.5M contract for the re-construction of a 'deteriorating' entrance at the Brikama main car park.
The deal, signed at the office of the Council's chief executive officer, will last for a period of three weeks and will involve the reinforcement of concrete pavement on the stretch.
Speaking at the ceremony, the chief executive officer of BAC, Yusupha FM Manneh, said the construction of the car park access road is a priority for the Council and expressed delight that the 'deplorable' state of the said road will soon be a thing of the past. CEO Manneh challenged the contractor to adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract. He assured the public of the commitment of his Council in providing basic services such as roads, car parks and markets, especially through the Community Infrastructure Livelihood Improvement Project (CILIP). The chairman of BAC, Bakary Saibou Sanneh, described the event as significant and a manifestation of the Council's commitment to addressing the current 'deplorable' state of the access road. He assured of the Council's unflinching commitment to plough back the revenue generated from the public.
Speaking on behalf of the contractor, Kemo Jawo and Tijan Badjie assured the management of the Council and stakeholders that the project will be executed to standard to ensure its durability. They further pledged to adhere to the specifications of the contract and to deliver to expectations.
The vice president of The Gambia National Transport Control Association (GNTCA), Ansumana Ceesay, indicated the delight of drivers over the construction of the car park access road, assuring the contractor and the Council of his Association's cooperation.
The signing ceremony was attended by the director of Planning & Development, Adama Bojang, the public relations officer, Modou Jonga and other senior staff of the Council and members of the Transport Association.