The construction of a road project linking Sotumakoi and Numuyel Village in the Upper River Region (URR) will commence soon, as the Basse Area Council has already presented a cheque for D100,000 to Momodou Camara, the chairman of the Numuyel Villlage Development Committe, at a presentation ceremony held in Numuyel Village.
The 6km road project has been contracted to Ballast Nedam and is expected to be completed in three months.
Presenting the cheque, Omar Sompo Ceesay, the chairman of Basse Area Council, said the initiative was part of his council’s contribution to the development of the region. He maintained that the Basse Area Council will continue to plough back part of its revenue to the people in order to improve their livelihoods.
Chairman Ceesay disclosed that the council will purchase two tractors to improve the sanitary condition of the region.
At the ceremony, URR Governor Alhaji Omar Khan advised the people of the area to continue to be loyal to the government and urged them to continue paying dues to the area council on time. He expressed his gratitude and called on the village development community to be supportive of the contractors and take good care of the road once completed.
The ceremony was attended by the deputy governor, Alhaji Haji Kulley Camara, the chief of Jimara District and members of the community of Basse.