President Adama Barrow on Saturday afternoon inaugurated the newly built Basse market at a ceremony held in Basse.
“Today, from the ashes of the old market, now stands this magnificent community facility, which every Gambian should be proud of, not to mention the residents of Basse. This inaugural ceremony is, therefore, a cause for thanksgiving and a great joy for all of us.
It is satisfying to note that the new market was fully funded by Government and constructed for one hundred and twelve million Dalasis (D112 million) over sixteen (16) months.
To cater for the huge volume of commercial activities within the area, among other facilities, the complex provides for two hundred and forty-six (246) vendor shops, two (2) mini-markets, and four (4) sheds with the capacity to house seventy (70) women, vegetable sellers.” President Barrow, a native of URR said.