EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: President Adama Barrow is scheduled to launch the new Kunta Kinteh ferry at The Gambia Ports Authority in Banjul.
Built by Diemen Shipyard in the Netherlands, the ferry was purchased by the former Jammeh government.
The Ferry will be serving the Banjul-Barra, more than 5km crossing point. It is one of Gambia Ports Authority -GA- main revenue source.
It was earlier revealed that former President Yahya Jammeh named the ferry as Babili Mansa but that has been changed to its current name.
The Ferry can carry upto 2000 people without other landed goods. It can carry 27 cars with 4 trucks and 718 people. It has a total tonnage of 14.