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Massive demolition of compounds, workshops at Bund Road

Dec 5, 2012, 8:45 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

There was a massive demolition exercise of compounds, metal workshops, canteens and other business entities along Bund Road in Banjul yesterday.

According to residents of the area, they were only given 24-hour notice by the Banjul City Council to evict the area.

Speaking to this reporter, one Momodou Mustapha Njie, a resident of the area, who was affected said the place was given to their fathers since 1976.

“In fact, during those periods the place was a swamp area,” he said.

Njie went further to state that their fathers struggled to develop the area for a living.

He said it was just recently when the mayor of Banjul City Council, Samba Faal, and one Katim came to the site and told them that they will be evicted from the area.

He said he was not against the government evicting them, but they are appealing to the government to relocate them to another place to stay with their families.

“We are kindly appealing to the President, the father of the nation, to help us with our situation,” he said.

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