Gambia drivers and roadside vendors complain over open gutters
Many commercial drivers and roadside vendors along the Westfield Junction and its satellite areas have disgruntly lodge a complain over the open gutters beside the road.
The gutters around Westfield –Jeshwang highway are uncovered and dirty. Similar gutters alongside Westfield -Kairaba Avenue are also uncovered causing difficulties for drivers, commuters and roadside vendors.
Speaking to The Point in a series of exclusive interviews about the uncovered gutters, Ebrima Jallow, a roadside vendor along the Westfield- Kairaba Avenue Highway expressed his disheartening concern on the uncovered gutters, saying the gutters are “very dirty and evolving bad odor” to the people within that area.
He said the situation becomes worst in raining season and causes water stagnation in the gutters making people to accidentally fall in the gutters.
“We (vendors) have been rescuing people in the gutters during the rainy season on several occasions,” he said.
However, he pleaded that the Kanifing Municipal Council should cover the open gutters in order to prevent accidents as well maintain hygiene of people.