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.
This workshop is part of a series of training, the first of which was held in December 2019 in Banjul, The Gambia as part of ERERA's capacity building programme on "ElectricityMarket and Regulation". The main objective of the programme is to build the capacities of the key stakeholders of the ECOWASRegional Electricity Market.
Scores of Gambians, especially women vendors, within the Greater BanjulArea, have decried that the Covid-19 restrictions impacting negatively on their lives and livelihoods ... Awa Jarjue, a Food Vendor at the AlbertMarket in Banjul decried ... “I have only the Latrikunda market where I sell my goods.
... in BanjulRegion, KM and West Coast Region, while conducting patrols in LLR, CRR and URR as well. “The operation also target criminal hideouts within the Banjul, KM and West Coast Region and also target public places such as highways, markets, garages and other public places.”.
Binta Jatta, commonly known as Retta, also has a small shop at the BakauCraftMarket, selling batiks, tie and dye ... Ndey FatouFatty, a mother of four who sells wood carvings and paintings at the Banjul Craft Market, stated that the worst experience she had ever encountered is sitting at home without knowing what the future holds for her.
“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.”.