Suduwol village in the Kantora District of the Upper River Region will benefit from a community market project as part of their 60% taxpayer contribution.
The market, to be built at a tune of D102, 425, when completed is expected to accommodate over 100 women who are involved in petty businesses.
Speaking at the presentation of the project held at the Basse Area Council chambers, the governor of the region, Alhaji Omar Sompo Ceesay commended the Council for its tireless efforts in contributing towards the development of the region.
Governor Ceesay urged his people to continue paying their taxes to ensure that the Council accomplishes its development aspirations, while urging the beneficiaries to make best use of the project.
For his part, the chief executive officer of Basse Area Council, Modou Lamin Jaiteh, underscored the significance of the project. Basse Area Council, he said is committed towards complementing the efforts of the central government by providing the necessary developments that its taxpayers need.
He echoed similar sentiments made by other speakers by urging the entire region to pay their taxes and on time, adding that early payment of taxes help the Council to accomplish the development projects that they intend for the region. He added that since the introduction of the ward account from the various ward councillors, the Council is working closely with them to ensure that their objectives have been achieved.
“There are a lot of projects that we intend to build in the region, however, early payment of rates and taxes are of crucial importance in achieving those dreams because that’s the only avenue to get resources to complete the projects,” he stressed.
The councillor of Garawol Ward, Samba Batchilly said the market after completion will help the women of the area who are involved in daily businesses.
by Momodou Jawo in Basse, URR