By: Jean Paul Colley
The residents of Bakoteh have applauded the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) for the ongoing D1.5M waste management project at the Bakoteh dumpsite.
The project, which aimed at reducing the apparent health hazard at the dumpsite, with the unveiling of D1.5M by KMC, has brought great happiness to the residents of Bakoteh.
In an interview with the Daily Observer, Yahya Bojang, a resident of Bakoteh, revealed that it used to be very difficult to live with the then condition of the area, most especially around the months of June/July, due to the bad odour and smoke at the dumpsite.
According to him, those assigned by the KMC to supervise the dumpsite had been doing extremely well, by ensuring that the place was not used anyhow.
Bojang further stated that, the smoke from the dumpsite has been the main problem they had been facing. He thanked President Jammeh, together with KMC for recognising their difficulties.
Bojang urged KMC to put strong rules on how to use the dumpsite immediately after the completion of the project. He also used the opportunity to urge the general public to consider the well- being of those living around the area when dumping waste at the site-.
Kebba Cham also commended KMC for coming up with this project to reduce the health hazard at the dumpsite and also to protect the inhabitants.
Other speakers included Muhammed Sankareh and Isatou Jagne.