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.
“The road is also important because it’s connecting the community of Kombo South and the villages around those areas bearing in mind that Kombo South, in particular places like Farato, Jambur until recently when they want to go for shopping at the Serrekunda market or Banjul, it takes them a long time particularly during the raining season.”.
Borry Darboe, CountrySales and Marketing Manager of Banjul Breweries CompanyLtd. over the weekend, informed Foroyaa of their negotiation engagements with Government concerning the heavy tax levied on their business. Darboe expressed the hope that their concerns will be noted and considered ....
Then there is the colourful Sir Selwyn Clarke Market that sells spices, fruit, art and souvenirs ... Makola Market is the city’s vast, colorful bazaar ... Banjul, Gambia. Banjul Albert Market Aerial view of city skyline ... Banjul is home to a busy harbour and market that show urban Africa at its best ... Banjul has a very warm climate year round.
Borri Darboe the CountrySales and Marketing Manager of the Banjul Breweries Ltd yesterday indicated that if the Government does not revise the tax levy imposed on them, the company will have no other choice than to shut down its business ....