Thursday, June 26, 2014

Banjul disaster hot spots tackled ahead of rainy season via the Daily Observer (Banjul): The Banjul City Disaster Committee are putting in efforts to intensify measures to prevent the occurrence of flash floods that continued to cause havoc in the disaster hot spot areas of the capital city.

Speaking in an interview with the Daily Observer, the Banjul City Disaster Management coordinator Hudul EN Colley pointed out that, in preparation for this year's rains, the government is currently rehabilitating the Bund Ponder station. He added that BCC is working closely with the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the National Disaster Management Agency, to install the pumping machine.

According to him, government has engaged the National Roads Authority to fill the portholes in all the disaster hot spot areas, along Tobacco Road.

He went on to reveal that the Banjul City Council has supported in the excavation of the drainage outlets, in order to allow water to flow into the ring canal; and also in the demolition of the dilapidated buildings in the city....

A view of Banjul, shot by Atamari, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons 3.0 license

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