Construction of major infrastructural development projects that would transform Banjul into a modern city is slated to be launched on the 16th February 2019.
The projects are included among the infrastructure projects under the National Development Plan (NDP) of the Barrow administration.
The mayor of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe was last week at the KG5 mini stadium to inspect whether the venue would be suitable for the grand launching ceremony of the “Banjul Project”.
She was accompanied by the CEO of the Banjul City Council (BCC), chief of protocol at the Office of the President and senior officials from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
An insider at the BCC told What’s On-Gambia: “The KG5 is in good shape and it would be the venue for the ceremony, which would be attended by the president and his ministers.”
The largest among the infrastructural development projects is the rehabilitation and construction of roads.
Banjul’s sewerage system, which has become obsolete, would also be rehabilitated to transform the city into a sanitised, healthy and liveable settlement.
Particular focus is expected to be given to the improvement of hygienic conditions for the poor and women through cost-efficient technologies.
Thousands of Banjulians and Gambians from other parts of the country would be at the KG5 mini-stadium on the 16th February to witness the highly anticipated launching ceremony.