Banjul-Barra to be bridged next year

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EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: At commencement of his second nationwide tour since he came to power, President Adama Barrow hold a meeting in Essau, North Bank Region where revealed his government plan to remarkably transform the livelihood and landscape of North Bank Region and the entire country by bridging the Banjul-Barra ferry crossing point.

Responding to the community’s concern about the struggling state of the Banjul-Barra ferry service, the President said a permanent solution is at afoot saying, “discussions have reached an advanced stage to construct a bridge over Banjul-Barra crossing that would last for fifty years. The foundation stone will be laid in 2019 and works will take four years to complete.”

This is the second time of Mr. Barrow’s nationwide tour. The first was days before the 2017 National Assembly Election which many believe was politically motivated as he went to campaign for the UDP that won majority of the seats.

President Barrow said the funds have been secured for the construction of 25 boreholes that would provide water supply to 85,000 people across the country.

According to him, African Development Bank also approved funding for the provision of 60 other boreholes per year in The Gambia. “In four years, we would deliver 140 boreholes across the
country,” he said.

Confident of his development plans for the country, the President urged the citizens to have a checklist to assess his government on his national development plan.

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