The Mayor of Banjul, Alhaji Abdoulie Bah, has unveiled new development projects that he said would be realised soon and once completed would turn Banjul into a modern city.
Mayor Bah, who was speaking in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his office during the weekend, said the project entails concrete roads, a town hall and a youth centre of excellence.
“The total amount involved in the project stands at D100 million but out of the said amount, BCC’s [Banjul City Council] counterpart contribution would be D8.3 million and from the said counterpart contribution, BCC has already paid D6 million,” he disclosed.
Mayor Bah said the contract for the project was awarded to GAMTECH Company which he described as one of the leading consulting firms in the design and supervision of roads in the country. He said the contract period for the design is for a period of four years after which the consultant would also supervise the second stage of the works, i.e. the construction.
He said the project will also cover the construction of the BCC main office. He also confirmed that the following roads would be rehabilitated as concrete roads: old and new Primet up to Allen Street and part of Albion towards Gamtel roundabout via Cameroon Street to Hagan Street. He said the rehabilitation would continue to the junction of Thomas Street-Peel Street then to Spalding up to the junction of Imam Omar Sowe Avenue.
He added that the rehabilitation exercise between the junction of Ingram and Spalding Street and part of Ingram to Lovell Square would be rehabilitated as a pavement road. Mayor Bah said the Sir John Mahoney and Haddington streets would also be constructed as pavement roads while stating that Clarkson-Dobson junction would be incorporated in the design to address the problem of stagnant water that damages the portion of the said junction.
Lamin B. Darboe