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Posted - 08 Nov 2018 :  18:56:58  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A copied and pasted topic from Foroyaa as a reminder of past times problems.


By Louise Jobe
7 December 2017

This medium has received information that sixty seven workers of Arezki Construction Company Limited have been sacked from their work. Arezki is the Company contracted to build the Lamin Koto / Passamas road in the northern Region of the Central River.

According to the workers, they are sacked because they demanded for their contract papers, salary increment, over time payment and better working conditions; that they waited patiently for a response from the authorities of the Company, only to be sacked.

Mr. Demba Mballow, spokesperson for the sacked employees said they've been working for the Company since 2013; that they completed several projects such as the Brikama -Dimbaya road from where they were taken to Senegal in January 2015; that when they came back, they continued work at the Banjul International Airport, Gambisara road in URR, the Sting Corner road and the Sukuta / Jambang Jelly. Mr. Mballow said the Company also operates in Guinea Bissau.

Mr. Mballow told this medium that their problems with the Company began when they started the Lamin Koto Passamass road project; that it is here that their rights and entitlements as workers, have been seized in broad daylight in their own country. "It is here that we experienced lateness in salary payments and it will last for 15 days and it has never happened to us. They do not give us weekend pay which we do and we are not allowed to visit our loved ones even once in the month," Mballow lamented to this reporter.

Almost 1 YEAR ! After.
By Kebba AF Touray November 8, 2018

Communities in the Lamin Koto/Passamas Road area have appealed to the regime to prioritise rural Gambia in its development aspirations and empower youth in the Rural Gambia to curb rural urban and irregular migrations.

The appeal was made during the visit of the National Assembly Monitoring Committee to the Lamin Koto/Passamas Road.

The communities hailed the Committee for the visit, but decried the dilapidated conditions of Lamin Koto/Kunten and Lamin Koto /Jarumeh Koto access roads, in adequate water and electricity supply and called for remedies.

At Sami Madina, community members expressed concerns over the gutters, adding that it is hampering the transportation of their farm produce to their homes and has claimed the lives of their small ruminants.

Mr. Vincent Paul Atanga, the project Consultant, said the project is a period of 36 months at a tune of US $61 million and is expected to be completed in February 2020.

He said the project is jointly funded by Saudi Fund, KFAED, OFID, BADEA, ADFD and GoG.

The day’s engagement concluded with a courtesy call on the Governor of CRR Sulayman Barry, who also lauded the Committee for the visit and stated that supervision is crucial in ensuring sufficiency and efficiency in reporting and implementation of government development projects, of which they are stakeholders.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 08 Nov 2018 18:59:19
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