BY ALMAMO KAMASO
In an exclusive interview with a GDC Chairman Hon Sahiou Jawara of the Kuntaur, over the weekend, the Daily News was told that due to the endless State of Public Emergency by President Adama Barrow and its regulations, the Council is losing D29 million monthly as his main source of revenue is the Lomos which is closed.
Jawara said his biggest challenge is the provision of portable water, he said his target is the provision of 334 bore holes for the 334 villages in his region. He said even the biggest village in his region which is Kaur does not have enough portable clean drinking water, talk less of others towns or village.
He claimed that to be honest his region is the poorest and one of the regions left behind. He said the under development of the region is squarely on the shoulders of the government. Jawara said his region pays a lot of revenue and therefore they should be given their dues.
Jawara called on the Central government to pay them what is due to them and that the subvention, which they are supposed to pay to them, is not material as far as the Kuntaur Area Council (KTR).
Chairman Jawara said the question of decentralizations is just a lip service, and that there are a lot of conflicting laws, such as the Forestry Act and other Acts that contradict one and other and contributes a lot to the slow development of our country. He called on government to seriously look at our existing laws.
The full text of the interview which touches on challenges, success stories and way forward shall be published in our Monday editions.