Banjul (Arabic:بانجول), officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of the Gambia and is in a division of the same name. The population of the city proper is only 34,828, with the Greater Banjul Area, which includes the City of Banjul and the Kanifing Municipal Council, at a population of 357,238 (2003 census). Banjul is on St Mary's Island (Banjul Island), where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The island is connected to the mainland to the west and the rest of Greater Banjul Area via bridges. There are also ferries linking Banjul to the mainland at the other side of the river.
Banjul takes its name from the Mandé people who gathered specific fibres on the island, which were used in the manufacture of ropes. Bang julo is the Mandinka (Mande) word for rope fibre. The mispronunciation led to the word Banjul.
It’s a multibillion-dollar industry, and we wanted to get on the ground early to position ourselves to capture market share and be part of shaping the industry ... We selected The Gambia as a starting point because it is familiar terrain; it has a small population, and we could control a lot of variables in this market.
However, the demolition could not take place on Friday, which led the vendors to return to the disputed market ... He made this assertion at his office in Banjul, while responding to accusations and claims made by Ousman Bojang, a claimant of the said land now used as a market, which recently got demolished.
The Teams visited FishLanding Sites and Markets to Administer Questionnaires and collect Fish Samples for Laboratory Analysis... A Total of 57 Fish Samples was collected from 7 Fish Landing Sites and 9 Markets within the Greater Banjul area.
The teams visited fish landing sites and markets to administer questionnaires and collect fish samples for laboratory analysis ... He said a total of 57 fish samples were collected from seven fish landing sites and nine markets within the Greater BanjulArea.
The sale also seeks to enhance marketing through increased access to rams by maximising the influx in the Greater BanjulArea (GBA) where the demand for rams and purchasing power of buyers is higher ... Momodou Darboe, director general, GambiaLivestock Marketing Agency (GLMA), said ...
The launch was held on Wellington Street, opposite AlbertMarket in Banjul. Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul City Council, at the launching, said she was out for transformation ... She assured Banjulians that they would properly execute the pilot project for their wellbeing ... ....
The meeting, attended by officials of BanjulCity Council (BCC) and residents of Banjul, was designed to share achievements and challenges of the Council over the past four (4) years ... She also said that they are also building an abattoir in Banjul which was not in existence as well as building and renovation of market toilets.
... and the construction of the FAOThiaroyeTechnology (FTT) in Banjul ... Bintou Janneh, fish vendor at Banjul Fish market, dwelled on the importance of the donated items, saying tarpaulins would prevent fish from the touching the ground after they have been harvested from the sea.