In what could be described as a positive move in bringing about more sustainable development projects to the region, the Brikama Area Council last Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Turkish NGO, Sen De Gel (Support for Improvement in Social and Economic Living Association).
The objectives of the MOU are to primarily explore existing potentials in the region as well as link with development partners in a bid to bring about sustainable development to the doorstep of local communities. The initiative is also meant to reduce poverty and hunger in communities through sustainable development projects.
The event held at Brikama Area Council was graced by Councillors and officials from both BAC and the Turkish NGO.
Welcoming the officials, the Chief Executive Officer of Brikama Area Council, Mam Sait Jallow expressed delight for the trust and confidence bestowed on the Council. He expressed hope that the partnership will undoubtedly bring more developments to the doorstep of the grassroots communities.
Tuncay Bozkurt, Project Coordinator of the Turkish NGO, said with the signing of the MOU, the Council is assured of more sustainable development to various communities.
“As from today work has started and I called on you to start sending your proposals for possible funding’’ said Mr. Bozkurt.
Gibriel Joof, Sen De Gel Gambia Project Manager, hailed BAC for showing keen interest in the partnership even after one week of their first meeting.
The Chairman of Brikama Area Council, Bakary Saibou Sanneh described the signing of the MOU as a dream come true.
The organisation, according to him, has a track record of working in The Gambia over the past four years.
He went on to laud officials for their dedication especially in the development of the grassroots communities.
The BAC Chairman assured the delegation that his Council will work tirelessly towards the timely realisation of the goals of the partnership.
The Public Relations Officer, who doubles as the Director of Administration, Modou Jonga, chaired the event.
by Alhagie Babou Jallow