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Gunjur VDC acquires land for a dump site

In an effort to address the massive waste disposal challenges facing the coastal settlement, the development committee headed by Meteorologist, Tijani Bojang has announced the acquisition of a land to be used as a holding dumping site for waste generated in the community.

The land which measures 40m x 20m x 12m x 40m and close to the Gunjur garage will be used to hold waste which will be collected by Brikama Area Council on a weekly basis. The VDC paid D90,000 for the said land which will be fenced, and purposely build as a waste holding site.

Due to the growing size of Gunjur, the VDC aims to acquire several more of this size of land across the community in strategic positions to enable household waste to be kept safe and securely until collection by the BAC Waste Management team.

The VDC chairman appealed to the wider community to help with identifying available and suitable land for purchase at various areas of Gunjur to be used as a dump site for waste keeping in between the weekly routine waste collection by Brikama Area Council.

Gunjur online reached out to VDC Chairman Tijani Bojang for his comment on the importance of acquiring these lands for interim waste holding. He promised to get back to us. We have not received his reaction at the time of going to press. 

For his part, Faburama Darboe, a key member of the Gunjur Development Fund (GDF) who raises funds for such development projects in Gunjur told Gunjur online:

“ Thank you to all those who contributed towards this and other projects. I encourage the citizens of GUNJUR both at home and in diaspora to continue their generosity during the quarterly contributions.”

Gunjur has been battling with effective waste management issues largely due to lack of a suitable and controlled waste dumping sites. The acquisition of purpose built waste holding sites will help improve cleaner and healthier environment. It will also help address the wanton and indiscriminate dumping of household waste in the community.


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