Sunday, January 29

Kombo South Youth Leader Blasts at BAC Says the Council is Not Fit for Purpose

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By Mama A. Touray

Alieu Jobe, Kombo south youth leader, also a student at the University of the Gambia has claimed that the Brikama area council is not competent and fit for purpose it supposed to serve for

The youth leader made the claim through a statement shared with The Voice alleged that the council is inefficient and not fit for purpose due to incompetent, dishonest, and corrupt personnel compared with other council

He stated that with greater variation across municipalities, fruitless, wasteful and unauthorised expenditure negatively affect the total efficiency of the council.

“Irregular expenditure has no statistical effect on efficiency, arguably because of the nature of this financial mismanagement being expenditure that may be for a good cause but not approved procedurally,” Mr. Jobe observed.

However, he added, financial mismanagement as per audit reports has affected a number of local authorities and continues to be a hindrance to development and  therefore urge all the electorate to be wise and rational in selecting their representatives.

According to him the local governments are considered as an important part of interpreting and integrating laws and policies at the local level, and the growing realisation that the success of local government is important to alleviating poverty and delivering services to communities.

Mr. Jobe further claimed that the youths of the region have been disregarded, neglected, and abandoned in terms of development and decision making process, adding that policies guiding competency levels for certain office bearers must be enforced at all times and not yield to political pressure, which is often exerted to meet cadre deployment goals.

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