By Adama Tine
Revenue collectors in theWest Coast Region (WCR) last Thursday received 10 motorbikes from the management of Brikama Area Council (BAC) in order to ease their movement in collecting revenue from taxpayers.
The motorbikes, worth D485,000 were purchased from the revenue collected from taxpayers.
BAC Chairman Sherifo Sonko said the objective of providing the motorbikes to their revenue collectors was to ease their movement and help the council increase its revenue generation.
“There is a need to provide the revenue collectors with these motorbikes in order to enable effective work and easy access to the taxpayers. Without the taxpayers, the council cannot make any meaningful development to the community as it stands to help its people,” Sonko said at a ceremony held at BAC’s office in Brikama.
Mr. Sonko urged beneficiaries to handle the motorbikes with great care and equally use them for the intended purpose.
Director of Lands at the Ministry of Lands, Malamin Jatta advised BAC’s management to continue encouraging their revenue collectors in order to boost the revenue performance of the council.
Lamin Sanneh, Governor of WCR said the presentation signified the importance council attaches to revenue collection and generation.
He urged the Chairman and CEO of BAC to ensure the beneficiaries have a permanent mechanic based at the council. “If not, the motorbikes will not last long,” he added.