As part of its efforts to prepare for the OIC Heads of State Summit in 2022, The Gambia will construct 20 new urban roads and expand the Bertil Harding Highway into a dual-carriage road of 2 lanes on each side, alongside a pedestrian walkway.
Hence, members of the Road Reserve Committee set up by the government went on an inspection tour to areas that will be affected by the road construction. The CEO of the Gambia-OIC Secretariat, Mr. Yankuba Dibba describes the exercise as a necessary step to providing support and alternative to all the people and businesses affected.
‘’It will facilitate the coordination and networking necessary to achieve the objective of relocating some of the social services with minimal disruptions to business and social lives’’, CEO Dibba said.
In our effort to relocate roadside vendors and businesses with minimal disruptions ahead of the forthcoming road works, the Management of Oicgambia and members of the Road Reserve Committee conducted a tour of reserve lands earmarked for car parks, markets and other social.. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/mgUyUGex8c
— The Gambia OIC Secretariat (@oicgambia) June 16, 2020
Source: The Gambia-OIC Secretariat