NEA, KMC blame Manjai Police
Monday, March 03, 2008
Buba Sillah, an environmental inspector at KMC and Bakary Fatty of the National Environment Agency (NEA), have blamed police at Manjai station for failure to detain offenders of the newly established anti-littering law and regulation signed by President Dr Alhaji Yahya Jammeh on June 14th 2007, geared towards transforming The Gambia into one of the cleanest and heatlhiest nations in Africa.
Speaking to the Daily Observer yesterday Buba Sillah, environmental inspector at KMC said that on Sunday morning around 7:45am he caught a lady and a man (names unknown), throwing rubbish on Manjai Kunda highway dumpsite and he took them to Manjai police station for detention.
Mr Sillah explained that these people defaulted the newly established anti-littering law. He added that KMC has sensitised the people of the municipality that they should not throw rubbish in any dumpsite any more, instead, they will ransack for rubbish and garbage from compound to compound in each of the wards in the municipality.
"Presently we have embarked on "operation clean the municipality, which is sponsored by President Jammeh and Banjul Breweries and in each of the wards, we used to sensitise the people on this operation and we also advised them not to throw rubbish at dumpsites any more, instead we will collect the rubbish from their compounds", Mr Sillah explained.
He stated that the Manjai community was cleaned last week and their people were also sensitised on anti-littering law and regulation.
However, when this reporter, together with Buba Sillah of KMC and Bakary Fatty of NEA visited Manjai police station on Sunday morning at around 10:30am, they found that the defaulters were released .
It could be recalled that in February 2008, about 100 police prosecutors were sensitised on the newly established anti-littering law and participants were tasked to disseminate the information to their colleagues at their various stations across the country.
Author: by Assan Sallah