AREA COUNCILS YET TO RECEIVE MARCH SALARY

Abdoulie G. Dibba
Apart from the city council and Kanifing municipality, area councils’ staff
outside the Greater Banjul Area have also raised concerns over the
late payment of their March salaries, which they have not received up
to date.Information reaching this medium indicates that staffs of the Area
Councils in the Provinces namely Kerewan, Kuntuar, Mansakonko,
Janjanbureh and Basse are yet to be paid their salary for the month of March 2015.
The staffs of the said Councils indicated that the late payment of
salaries is affecting them as their monthly salaries is their only
source of income which they use to feed their families and to also
take care of their other social needs.
Sources from Kerewan, Kuntuar, Mansakonko, Janjanbureh and Basse Area
Council, respectively confirmed that they have not yet pay the
salaries of their staffs up to now which is a major concern to
Councils.
Councils indicated that with effect from the 1st of April, the Gambia
Revenue Authority staffs are responsible for the collection of trade
licences, canteens, rents and land transaction fees and that Councils
are only collecting market fees, rates and taxes.