Lamin VDC Chairman Rubbishes Brikama Area Council

By Ousman A. Marong
The Adviser of Lamin Village Development Committee (VDC) Alhaji Babou Sarr has strongly criticized the Brikama Area Council describing them as a total failure.

He said he is paying six hundred (600) dalasis to a private company to be collecting his garbage from his compound every month.
“Brikama Area Council is a total failure and I want to put the government into picture, to relay the message to them that the Brikama Area Council is just a total failure,” he said.

Mr. Sarr made this remark whilst speaking to journalists on Thursday, 13th ,June 2019 during a cleansing exercise held in Lamin Village, Kombo North District of the West Coast Region (WCR).

The cleansing exercise was organised by the Lamin Village Development Committee (LVDC) in collaboration with a Dutch Foundation called “The Children of Lamin” headed by Mrs. Annemieke (Anna) Dekoning.

According to Mr. Sarr, he personally paid six hundred dalasis to a private garbage collector to pick up the garbage in his compound every month.

He stressed that the Lamin VDC is doing all they could to see to ensure that they keep their environment clean and safe.

He revealed that the Lamin VDC in collaboration with the Dutch philanthropists has built a health, a school, and a garden.
“The Dutch philanthropists have helped us to build a University called “St Edward University for Science and Technology and this University will be launched in September,“ he disclosed.

Sarr also described the dumpsite as an eyeshore simply because it is located between the cemetery and the hospital in Lamin.
On her part, Annemieke (Anna) Dekoning, Director of the Dutch Foundation dubbed “Children of Lamin” who also doubles as the contact person of the Lamin Health Centre said her foundation will continue to cooperate more with the Lamin VDC in the area of investment and community development. She said her project had helped the VDC to build school, create water project for the women gardeners, etc.
She urged Gambians to continue to work hard in the area of agriculture for the benefit of all and sundry.

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