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Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2022

BCC, KMC to have Governors in January 2023

His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has announced that he will appoint Administrative Governors for both the Kanifing Municipal Council and the Banjul City Council in January 2023.

The new Kanifing Municipal Governor will directly represent the president as well be the head of all government institutions within the Municipality.

While the Administrative Governor for the Banjul City Council will also be the head all government institutions within the City Council in accordance to government directives and principles, noting that his government wants to directly work with the people for a progressive Gambia.

He said the budgets for the two administrative governors have already been created waiting for approval, noting that after the appointment of the Administrative Governors, all developmental funds would pass through the administrative for further implementation.

President Barrow was speaking Sunday night at Talinding Buffer Zone in the Kanifing Municipality as the 2022 meet with the people tour reached the KMC under the theme “together we can accelerate socio-economic growth and maintain peace and stability.”

The 2022 tour was with the soul objectives to dialogue with the people across the nation to give the government direct information of some of the challenges encountered by the communities for possible intervention.

President Barrow advanced with disappointment of the poor turnout to the meeting, adding that the National Assembly Members of KMC should have been there to represent their people at the meeting to effectively highlight concerns and challenges faced by their electorates for possible government intervention.

He further advice the KMC to collectively work with the government for the interest of the nation, irrespective of political affiliation.

As part of President Barrow’s project development plans, he promised to begin the construction the bridge at London-corner, commencing from the Abuko stream to London-corner in January 2023.

He noted that the government is currently negotiating in accordance to law with the affected compound owners for possible compensation and relocation.

He further stated that there are other roads to be constructed within the KMC under the OIC project, adding that he had engaged the contractor that upon completion of the Banjul road project, the KMC roads will be the next to be constructed. 

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