By Ramatoulie Jawo
The Minister of Local Governments and Lands, Hon. Abba Sheriff Sanyang has called on Alkalos to protect land within their jurisdiction for future development in the country.
“When residents cry for a market, the first thing I think of is where can we build the market? I have thought of the whole of Brikama, and I don’t see any reserved land where we can build the market. Which shows the need to protect our lands,” he said.
He urged the Alkalos of Brikama East and Brikama Central to take diligent care of their reserve lands.
“As you can see, this place we are currently holding our meeting at is still here because it is prayer grounds for residents, which explains that lands are not for one person but if we keep on selling the land, then there will be no development in the near future,” He added.
He made these remarks in Brikama during the president’s joint meeting for Kombo North and East as his meet the people’s tour continues.