The Bakoteh dumpsite has long been a problem for people living within the vicinity and the young children that live and attend school at the SOS. Almost all the waste from the Kanifing Municipality is dumped there. This not only threatens the environment of our country, but also affects the population’s health.
The Kanifing Municipal Council is poised to reduce the apparent health hazard at the Bakoteh dumpsite the biggest in the municipality, with the unveiling of a project to be financed at a tune of D1.5M. The project will ensure proper waste management at the dumpsite, reduce the toxic smoke and make it more environmentally friendly. This is an applauded initiative as it comes against the backdrop of persistent health concerns raised by residents of the area.
Mayor Kolley, acknowledged that the dumpsite has been a problem for the communities in the area, especially the smoke that it produces. He however mentioned that the Council under his leadership is committed to alleviating the problem of people living around the area.
There is the need for people to change their habits of indiscriminate dumping of refuse around the Bakoteh site. It is our collective responsibility in ensuring that our environment is safe, clean and free from hazards.