By Lamin Cham
The Gambia’s leading real estate development company Taf Africa Global on Friday launched a project to build “a modern city” near Gunjur.
Introducing the project at a launching ceremony, CEO Mustapha Njie said Taf City is designed to be a live, work and play smart city. “It is a phased project located in between the villages of Gunjur and Sifoe on a vast land spanning over 145 hectares from the main road to the Allahein River which borders Senegal. The city will comprise of 5,000 units ranging from 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms which would be fenced,” Mr Njie said. He further revealed that Taf City will have shopping centres, religious facilities, public open spaces, educational facilities, transit centres, government institutions, agricultural zones and a retirement village among others.
Mr Njie said the first phase of the city will be completed within two years.
In his launching speech, President Barrow commended CEO Njie for his “innovative and excellent business acumen” and for transforming his Gambian initiated business into a global brand. “If you can survive in Africa’s biggest economy and nation, Nigeria, then you can survive anywhere,” Barrow extolled Mr Njie. He expressed government’s readiness to provide the necessary support for such initiatives to succeed.
The heads of international funding institutions partnering Taf Global present at the launching spoke highly of the company’s “prudence, credibility and good reputation” and expressed their willingness to continue working with the company.