The Secretary General and Heads of the Civil Service on Friday commissioned the new Manjai Kunda-Dippa Kunda concrete road and the new Manjai Kunda market projects.
The two projects were built at a combined fee of D48.8 million. The road is a reinforced concrete road that runs from the heart of Dippa Kunda, across the Kotu Stream and ends at the Manjai Kunda Police Station. Before its construction, the road was in a deplorable condition and was not accessible during the rainy season.
Dodou Bammy Jagne, the Minister for Presidential Affairs, in commissioning the projects on Friday commended the people of the two communities for the support rendered to the contractor and his workers.
The Minister of Lands, Musa Amul Nyassi said: “All these were possible through the good leadership we have in the country today and my special thanks goes to the dynamic leader, President Jammeh for the concern he has for his people.”
Minister Nyassi strongly advised the staff of the KMC to give support to each other rather than sitting aside discussing issues that are not to the best interest of the Council and the country in particular.
“Be one family members and be inspired as we are inspired by the leadership of President Jammeh and his Government,” he affirmed.
The Managing Director of GAMWORKS, Ebrima Cham said the concrete road was constructed at a tune of D41.1million. “The new road has, therefore, dramatically improved access to Dippa Kunda and Manjai Kunda and enhanced the hygiene and living conditions of residents of the area,” he asserted.
Cham added that the D7.7million market is a beautiful modern edifice with 26 shops/mini-markets and a large shed for market women to sell their produce.
He said the two projects were implemented under the Community-based Infrastructure and Livelihood Improvement Project (CILIP).
The Mayor of Kanifing Municipality, Yankuba Colley hailed President Jammeh and his Government for providing a good road and better market for the communities. “The people of these two communities were struggling for these two projects for a long time that prompted the councilors of the two communities to appeal to my Council so that these two projects can come into being,” he stated.
Mayor Colley assured the two communities of Government’s efforts in sustaining development projects in the country for the betterment of her citizenry.
by Lamin B. Darboe