A Senegalese Real Estate Developer Mar Thiam, who recently donated two luxurious houses worth 240 Million CFA, to Gambia’s president Adama Barrow, and was reportedly turned down by Mr.Barrow, during his first trip to Senegal after been elected into office, has been allocated a verse land around the Palma Rima hotel vicinity to build luxury apartments, and single family homes, Freedom Radio Gambia can reveal. Mr. Thiam, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dakar based Getran Real Estate Company, recently sealed the multimillion dalasi Real Estate deal with the Barrow government. The area in question has been designated as a State-owned land. It was originally earmarked for tourism development related purposes.
A source writing to us said: “ Pa, please investigate the huge prime land real estate close to Palma Rima, the government gave out to Amadou and the Senegalese developer, who gave Barrow, the two homes he turned down. The Gambia is now for sale, and Amadou is a bigger player now than he could ever dream to be under Jammehm” said our source.
UDP’s Lamin Ndombou Dibba, is Gambia’s Lands Minister. Sources have it that the land was allocated to the Senegalese developer without following proper government procedure in regards to land allocation to investors.
The Senegalese investor Mr. Thiam could not be reached for comment. The Gambian government officials were also indisposed at the time of going to press.