By: Alieu Jallow
Indiscriminate waste dumping and lack of proper waste management poses serious environmental pollution and public health concerns within major towns in the Gambia warranting an urgent need for enforcement and compliance of the anti littering law. This is a challenge every council and central government is faced with.
Vendors at the Brikama market expresses urgent need for waste bins to be dispatched at very corner in the market to help depose waste.
Bintou Trawally, a vendor said the situation had compelled them to depose their waste into small bags that are left lying at corners for the entire day as there is no waste collecting tractor in the entire market.
Resonating similar views, Maimuna Jawo call for provision of enough waste bins within the perimeters of the market that will help reduce flooding during rainy season.
Brikama Market is the worst flooding market in the country during rainy season.
With the Presidential elections at the corner, vendors vow to reconsider their position at the December polls if leaders continue to ignore their plight.