EYEAFRICA TV: Oslo, NORWAY: National assembly member for Serrekunda, Halifa Sallah and Bye Malleh Wadda earlier today, paid a visit to the Agency for Waste Management in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Mr. Sallah and Wadda also witness a presentation on how the Oslo municipality manages and recycles waste.
A guided tour of the waste management site was also conducted. The visit is relevant considering the burden on waste management burning in The Gambia and the challenges related to it for both the government and the people.
Last month, director of press and Public Relations at the Office of the President announced that Gambia government have re-opened the Bakoteh dumpsite until when a site is identified. Bakoteh has been Gambia’s only major dumpsite for decades. One month ago, the community of Bakoteh protested, asking Government to take immediate actions on the
One month ago, the community of Bakoteh protested, asking Government to take immediate actions on the dumpsite. They claimed that the site was posting threats to their lives from hazards generated from it.
Both Mr. Sallah and Wadda are committed to addressing these challenges and seeking concrete solutions to mitigate the problem in the country.