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Posted - 05 Sep 2013 :  01:59:14  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message
The Point has observed a problem which was common in the past before KMC was revamped:

"While in the past the rubbish would eventually be cleared by the refuse collection trucks, usually on the same day of the set-settal, this has not happened of recent, as heaps of garbage are left lying at road junctions, which become temporary refuse dumps."

Perhaps the truck operators have not been paid.Maybe! as usual I suspect that MONEY is at the root of the problem,I really find it strange that the Point reporter has apparantly failed to ask truck operators who usually collect the rubbish after ‘set-settal’, why they didn't do the same this time.

Could it be that KMC hasn't got any money?,no of course not.... it is probably because the person who signs the cheques is .......sick...........Ah, Gambia.

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 05 Sep 2013 02:48:52


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Posted - 06 Sep 2013 :  13:58:06  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message
Another great new idea to get more money , Oh.... I forgot there is already an antilittering court in KMC with it's own magistrate,havn't seen any news on the work of this special court since it was started a little while ago!!

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Banjul City Council (BCC) is envisaging a litter-free city with the recent establishment of a new Anti-littering Unit. The Act is meant to ensure that the streets of the capital city, which has over 35, 000 inhabitants, is kept clean. It will also help to enforce government’s Anti-Littering Act.

Speaking to the Daily Observer in an interview, the head of the Unit, Dawda Jones, disclosed that the new component became fully operational in August 2013 and has already started dealing with cases. He added that some offenders have been fined by a court set up at the July 22 Square.

Jones explained that the court is being presided over by a magistrate. He said the minimum fine for offenders is D1, 000 while the maximum is D2, 000. “The objective of the Unit is to advocate, promote and work for a litter-free city as well as to eliminate all illegal dumpsites in the city,” he stated, while noting that one of the functions of the Unit is to establish voluntary anti-litter and environmental action fronts in all wards and commercial centres of the city.

Jones further explained that amongst the operational guidelines of the Unit would be monitoring and inspection, report and assessment, follow up and verification, compilation and documentation of evidence, engagement of offenders through notices and warning and also further investigations and consultations with witnesses.

He told the Daily Observer that the City Council has become increasingly concerned at the alarming rate at which indiscriminate littering and waste dumping is surfacing in the city. This, he went on, takes place despite the enactment of the Anti-Littering-Act in 2007 to promote sustainable environmental sanitation and usher in an era of improved public health for a productive population and sustainable development.

He also disclosed that his Unit will work closely with partners like the National Environment Agency (NEA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Department of Public Health, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), Department of Community Development (DCD), amongst others.

Jones further disclosed that the Unit plans to organise a consultative forum with stakeholders to address the issue of anti-littering within the city, adding that regular orientation and training for both volunteers and staff of the this new component will be conducted soon. He advised shop owners in the city to provide litter bins in order to avoid littering around their vicinities, while also warning against indiscriminate dumping in the gutters.
Author: Momodou Faal

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 06 Sep 2013 14:01:12
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