BAC Local Gov’t Service Commission presents activity report to Governor Sanneh
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Government Service Commission members who were appointed to oversee the affairs
of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) Wednesday presented their annual activity
report to the governor of the West Coast Region at his office.
The 14-page report covers the Council’s activities from March 2011 to April 2012 and is divided into 15 chapters, ranging from staff matters to the inauguration of the commission amongst others. The BAC Commission members are the first to present their annual activity report since the inauguration of the Commission in various area councils across the country last year.
Speaking shortly after presenting the report to Governor Sanneh, the chairperson of the Commission, Alhaji Yankuba SK Barry, told the gathering that as human beings, everyone is bound to make errors, either known or unknown. He acknowledged that the BAC administration cooperated with them during their work, and were always ready to provide them with any necessary material information they needed. Barry used the gathering to thank the members of the Commission for the commitment they exercised during the course of their work. He also thanked the management of BAC for their support and cooperation.
“Area councils are supposed to be the pillars of the government,” Governor Sanneh told both the Commission members and the official of the BAC. He stated that the Commission members were appointed to regulate the Council and that they have done it to the standard, adding that the presentation of the report by the Commission amply demonstrates their commitment. He said Commission members and the management of the BAC must ensure working hand-in-glove for the development of the region.
Tamba S Kinteh, the chief executive officer of BAC, said the provision of the report is a legal requirement that targets to regularise local councils. He recalled that when the commissioners were first appointed, the move brought mixed feelings, as many people thought it was a witch-hunt.
The vice chairman of BAC, Lamin Haja Bojang said: “At first, we thought that the Commission was coming to counter our thinking and operations.” He then acknowledged that the Commission has served as their guide and exposed them to the facts and gaps that needed to be improved.
Author: Amadou Jallow