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Gunjur Village Museum proprietor speaks

May 4, 2012, 1:58 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The proprietor of Gunjur Village Museum, Lamin M. Bojang, has made groundbreaking statements about the progress of his museum established in 2008 in Gunjur Village in Kombo South, West Coast Region.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment desk recently at the Nadous Restaurant in Gunjur, Bojang said the museum has been established to promote and develop the tradition and culture of The Gambia.

Bojang said the aim and objectives of his museum, which is registered with the National Centre for Arts and Culture, is to complement the efforts of promoting tourism in the country and preserving the traditional culture and history of Gunjur for the benefit of the present and future generations as well as to have a traditional and cultural centre for students, local visitors and researchers.

Gunjur has rich culture and tradition which is dying gradually, Bojang noted, while expressing his readiness to promote and develop the tradition and culture of Gunjur, “which is rich in culture and traditional”.

He has started collecting artifacts from local people in Gunjur and its environs, Bojang disclosed.

According to him, he has built five round huts and a traditional hut sponsored by himself through his bird watching and nature work at motels in Gunjur, saying he would continue to put more infrastructures at the museum.

He seized the opportunity to call on the government, the private sector, philanthropists, donors, NGOs, companies and individuals to come to his aid to develop the museum.