EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) has signed a contract agreement with a youth organisation -The Balance Crew- to clean, beautify and decorate the entire Westfield area.
The decoration will feature the planting of flowers, laying of slaps on the lanes along the highway and removing dirt and sand along the lines starting from the Westfield youth monument to Jacaranda and from Westfield to St. Therese’s Upper Basic School areas.
The contract agreement includes implementation of the anti-littering law; a law that would serve as a guide to eradicate improper littering in the area. This law was established by an Act of the National Environment Agency (NEA).
Secretary General of the Balance Crew, Omar Faye said their organisation will do whatever possible to make significant progress in the initiative name: The Environmental clinic.
He said since 2014 the objectives of the Balance Crew is to contribute to the national development, saying they have participated in many humanitarian assistance like the environmental clinic which he said will be a good source of employment for youth.
Pa Furmus Correa and Fatou Jonga, both journalism students at the Media Academy for Journalism and Communication (MAJaC), said the initiative is a welcoming news for not only those around Westfield but the entire Gambia.
Mr Correa appealed to people to abide by the rules of anti-littering law and play their part in keeping the environment clean, safe and healthy.
Both Mr Correa and Ms Jonga challenged other Area Councils, especially the Brikama Area Council to do the same initiative in order to make The Gambia a healthy and clean nation within mainland Africa.
The agreement was signed on January 28, 2020 witnessed by the Balance Crew chief executive officer, Secretary General and officials of Kanifing Municipal Council. First phase of the work will commence in March and will last for six months.
Other countries like South Africa, Rwanda and Tunisia have been fully implementing anti-littering law which is now changing those countries.
Written by Ousman G Darboe