The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) is pleased to inform the public that Lot 1 of the fixed package of The University of The Gambia’s Faraba Banta Campus has been finally completed. Lot 1 includes Schools of Business and Public Administration, Arts and Sciences, Education, Information Technology and Communications , and a library.
On Friday, 29th September, 2023, the Ministry conducted a Press Conference with media houses and journalists from across the country on-site, at the UTG’s Faraba Banta Campus.
The Press Conference allowed media personnel to tour the structures and facilities of the UTG Faraba Campus. The Honourable Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology, Professor Pierre Gomez led the tour with his technical team at the Ministry and contractor, Shapoorji Pallonji. Hon. Gomez was also accompanied by the Honourable Minister of Information, Lamin Queen Jammeh.
During the press conference, the Permanent Secretary of MoHERST, Dr. Yusupha Touray gave a rundown of the project from its inception to date and emphasized the need for the effective use and management of the facilities by UTG as they move into the new campus.
Hon. Gomez thanked the President of The Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, for his unwavering support towards the success of the UTG Faraba Banta Project.
Furthermore, Hon Gomez thanked the contractor Shapoorji Pallonji, consultant, Pan Arab Consulting Engineers (PACE), the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), all sub-contractors, MoHERST staff, UTG, the media, and all other stakeholders who contributed towards the completion of Lot-1. He also expressed special gratitude to the community elders, leaders and women of Faraba Banta, for their tireless support, commitment and dedication to the project.
On Campus, there are; well-built structures, electricity and water, modern classrooms, auditoriums, office spaces, office equipment, enough tables & chairs, smart boards, overhead projectors, air conditioners and ceiling fans, water dispensers, CCTV cameras, WIFI, health and safety measures, lightening protection systems, street lights, solar systems, generators, among many others.
On Saturday, 30th September 2023, the Ministry handed over Lot 1 of the completed package to the management of the University of The Gambia for their onward use.
Mahzouba Maya Faal, Information Officer, MoHERST