Uncollected waste blocks access at Tallinding junction

By Fatoumatta K jallow
Waste dumped at a junction in Tallinding near Ahmaddiya Hospitalwaste blocks access at Tallinding junction
which blocked access to the Westfield/Brikama highway remained
uncollected up to the time of going to press.
Speaking to Foroyaa, one Lamin Touray a clothes seller said the waste
had been there since Saturday, the day of the ‘setsettal’ when it was
dumped there and remained uncollected. He said the stench was too
strong and was disturbing them a lot. He called on the authorities to
collect it as soon as possible because it can cause infection.
One Mariama Sowe, a fruit seller nearby said apart from the foul odour,
the waste dumped in the area impedes their movement a lot as they cannot use
the access road anymore. “Even accessing the shops on the main road is
now a problem. In fact every day the vehicles that collect waste pass by
but they do not heed our calls to collect the waste. The authorities
should help us,” she lamented.
Collection of waste or rather lack of it has now become a perennial
problem of councils.
Foroyaa will contact the KMC to find out what plans they have for the
waste dump.