By Demba Bojang
Brikama Area Council [BAC] is embarking on road construction, spending D15 million to construct three main strategic roads within the administrative capital of West Coast Region.
Speaking to this medium the Public Relations Officer [PRO] of the council Lamin Singhateh, highlighted the significance of constructing these roads. “It’s important to construct these strategic roads as these roads have been in a very terrible state for many years now” said Mr. Singhateh. Brikama being an administrative centre, many argue that this is something long overdue.
PRO Singhateh explained that this is a project funded by BAC. “I can tell you this for free, it is a project of D15 million funded by council through taxpayers money”, he said. Among the roads going under construction is the one connecting Brikama Health Centre and the council’s main office. Another important one is the one leading to the town,s main dumping site “taban”.
The council sighted another significant road beside the football field box-ba. This is one road many has being calling on the BAC to construct, as it is among the busiest roads use by vehicles and pedestrians. PRO Singhateh acknowledged that people find it very difficult to use that road especially during the raining season. “We know people face a lot challenges using this road, council deemed it necessary to fix the problem by trying to upgrade its standard to ease the movement of persons and vehicles”, he added.
Many hale the move by BAC as a timely one, as the raining season fast approaches the roads going under construction are challenging to use in that time of the season. Football fans also expressed their delight seeing the road beside the box-ba being part of the roads to be constructed.
The PRO further said there are many roads to work on, but priority has to be given to the most needy ones like these three roads they are constructing. “In the future council will love to construct as many roads as possible”. He concluded.
BAC Spend D15 million on Road Construction
By Demba Bojang