The Gunjur Development Association (GDA) has embarked on road rehabilitation in Gunjur to compliment a cross-sectional approach in alleviating the difficulties of movement the community of Gunjur faces during rainy seasons, and to help reduce stagnant waters within the community which are breeding places for mosquitoes. Malaria as a results of mosquesto bites is prevalent in the rainy season largely due to a lot of stagnant water that is usually found in many parts of the community. The latest move by GDA to reduce these by community mobilisation is a commendable effort.
Gunjur Development Association volunteers on road rehabilitation in Gunjur
GDA Project coordinator on the ground, Hatab Jobe led the comprehensive work by using aggregates and sand to backfill areas of major roads that are hotspots for barriers to vehicular movements during the rains.
The community development association oriented outfit’s latest project in collaboration with Gunjur Youth Movement compliments earlier efforts by the Gunjur VDC which rehabilitated the crucial crossroads at Gunjur market and Sey Kunda - Konoto junction.
The roadworks which is expected to continue on Saturday, brings together volunteers across the coastal settlement with spades, pick axes and other tools to ensure that pot holes and trenches are back filled to stop rain water stagnation.
In a related development, GDA is organising a fundraising concert with ST Brikama Boyo to raise funds for the construction of a state of the art multi-purpose Centre in Gunjur. The event scheduled to take place on Saturday, 20th July is billed to bring together fans of Brilama’s finest, ST the Gambian Dream in Gunjur.
GDA presents ST Da Gambian Dream live in Gunjur to raise funds for a multi-purpose centre