Volunteers clear, rehabilitate road in Lower Saloum
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Over 300 people from Ballangharr and Jimbala communities in the Lower Saloum District recently embarked on a 10-kilometer road clearing and réhabilitation. The Ballangharr-Jimballa road is also linked to over 20 villages in the area. It became bushy and narrow, and was badly damaged by heavy downpour over the years, making it difficult for vehicles and horse carts to ply.
Speaking to the Daily Observer after the exercise, the
regional governor, Alhaji Ganyie Touray, thanked the communities of Ballangharr
and Jimbala for taking part in national development. He stressed that
government alone cannot do it all, adding that all patriotic citizens should
participate in nation building. He urged the volunteers to strengthen their
unity and cooperation.
Governor Touray also advised the volunteers to remain united behind President Jammeh and the APRC, saying that without unity and cooperation, there cannot be any meaningful development. He said road construction is key in President Jammeh’s development agenda, adding that clearing and réhabilitation of the road will enable users gain access to the main highway linking the villages to the health facility in the area.
The district chief, Alhaji Ali Jay Touray applauded the NAM of the area, Hon. Kaba Touray and the Kuntaur Area Council for contributing towards the clearing and rehabilitation of the road. The chairman of Kuntaur Area Council, Mamat Mbye commended the people of the area for their active participation in rehabilitating the road. He urged the young people in the area to redouble their efforts and participate in national development.
The nominated councilor at Kuntaur Area Council, Amie Mbye, Biran Saine, Katim Touray, Ganyie Noho and Chundu Ceesay, all assured of their readiness to participate in national development. They also commended the NAM of the area for his personal donation to the rehabilitation process.
Author: Lamin SM Jawo in Janjangbureh