Second Phase of the Lumley-Aberdeen Beach Bars Demolition

The second phase of the demolition process commenced on March 19, 2024, under the watchful eyes of the Director of Tourism, Mohamed Jalloh and the General Manager of NTB, Fatmata Hamid Carew. Mohamed Bah led the demolition team that was tasked with bringing down several beach bars and structures deemed non-compliant with the regulatory standards or planning requirements. Prior to the demolition, property owners and occupants had been thoroughly engaged to understand the reasons and the necessity of the exercise.








The aim of this phase of demolition was to enforce compliance with urban planning regulations, improve aesthetic appeal, and ensure that the beachfront aligns with the strategic vision for tourism development in the area.

It is noteworthy that the process was not arbitrary, there was a conscious effort to engage with the proprietors and occupants of the affected structures. These preliminary discussions were crucial in mitigating the impact on the individuals and businesses involved and ensuring that they fully understood the exercise’s rationale.

The demolition team, alongside property owners, worked together to evacuate the structures marked for demolition. This collaboration was indicative of an attempt to blend firm enforcement with compassion and assistance to the affected parties. The following structures were subject to the second phase of the demolition, Kwester Concrete, Balar-Bash Kabba, Jungle, Village Beach Bar,l 9naija corner, Taebo Gym, K-Vibes, Pan body Shop by kololi, Fruit kiosk side of kololi, Peekaboo, Tik Tak Corner, Conquest icecream, Salgus, Charlos Empire, MA Beach Bar, SankaGrace Restaurant, Tito, Badara Beach fence concrete.

The list represents structures that were found to be non-compliant with the regulations set forth by the relevant authorities. The identification of these structures was based on a comprehensive evaluation of compliance standards.

The second phase of demolition underscores the commitment of the authorities to enforce regulations and maintain standards for the betterment of the tourism sector and the community. The inclusive approach in engaging property owners and the effort to assist them during the demolition shows a balance between regulatory enforcement and sensitivity to the livelihoods and investments of affected individuals.

The successful completion of the second phase of the demolition is a step forward in the revitalization of the beachfront and the enhancement of tourism in the area. It demonstrates the authorities’ resolve to implement the law and their capacity to do so with humanity and fairness. This holistic approach is key to achieving a sustainable and prosperous future for the community and the tourism industry.

MTCA Communications