Garbage could be found almost in every street and corner of the Kanifing Municipal Council, KMC, the most densely populated place in the Gambia is currently faced with a huge crisis in managing waste as the municipality is littered with garbage as reported in the today’s Standard paper.
The Bakoteh Fish and Serekunda markets, following the closure of its main dumpsite, are now overwhelmed with Waste. Residents blame the authorities for the seemingly out-of-control indiscriminate dumping. With nowhere to dispose of the municipality’s rubbish after the closure of Bakoteh dumpsite, the council’s waste collectors are also simply out of ideas as they resort to taking the garbage all the way to Banjul.
“The ongoing garbage crisis which has left KMC streets filled with rotting trash exemplifies what is fundamentally wrong with the country: A political class that has no interest in serving the public,” said Alagie Njie, a resident of Bakoteh referring to the former government.