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Published On: Sat, Dec 17th, 2022

Tujereng Alkalo urges Gov’t support as River washes away Women’s garden

Following a massive flood destruction of the Tujereng women’s garden by the river which has currently retarded the women’s agricultural production in that area, the community head (Alkalo) Karamo S. Bojang has called on the Gambia government for possible intervention to help women regain the agricultural land for future cultivations.

Karamo S. Bojang, the TujerengAlkalo, who is also former Principal ofNusrat Senior Secondary School, retired, he further called on the government to provide the community with tight security through enhancing the movement of the security personnel as the area is populated with different types of people.

Mr. Bojang was speaking on Saturday at a joint meeting by Kombo South and Sanementereng Constituencies held at the Tujereng community, West Coast Region as President Adama Barrow wrapped up his meet with the people tour in the Kombo areas.

The tour under the theme “together we can accelerate socio-economic growth and maintain peace and stability,” was aimed to dialogue with the people across all regions to give the government direct information of some of the challenges encountered by the communities for possible intervention.

However, Bojang further assured the President that the Kombo South chiefs and (Alkalos) heads of villages are currently on strive to resolve by ending all chaos related to land disputes within the communities at their own level.

He noted that by December 2023, they shall overcome all challenges related to land disputes in the communities concerned.

Bojang also highlighted sand mining as been part of the challenges faced by communities along the cost, which he said as a result has caused huge destruction to their river banks while urging government’s interventions to possibly address the issue of sand mining to prevent further destructions of the areas concerned. Other challenges encountered include the intrusion of cattle and pigs into their farm lands, he revealed.

With the need for community development, Bojang urged the government to aid complete theGunjur road which is currently under construction and possibly extend to other communities for easy movement.

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