Basse-Kaba Kama bridges undergo reconstruction

07/09/2011 07:53
Saturday, July 09, 2011
The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) through the National Road Authority is currently reconstructing the two bridges that link Basse and Kaba Kama. 

The project, which is funded by government, cost almost D1 million and is expected to be completed very soon. Speaking to this reporter, Mawdo Amadou Jallow, regional disaster coordinator in URR explained that the primary objective of the project is to mitigate floods that had affected the communities along the bridge over the years. He added that it will also enhance access to Basse for hundreds of people coming from far communities who use Kaba Kama as a short cut to Basse.

Jallow said the project will go a long way in preventing the re-occurrence of what happened during last year’s rainy season, when uneasy movement of water to the river caused flooding in the area. “We want to see that there is no rubbish threatening the life of the people,” he stated.

He urged the communities living along the water canals not to dump rubbish on the waterways, pointing out that it will not help in the mitigation of floods. He also implored on the Basse Area Council to help in collecting waste as well as create a dumping site.
Author: by Alieu Ceesay in URR


Captioned from the Daily Observer Online Newspaper.


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