Lumley Beach To Be Beautified


By Ayodele Deen-Cole

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the National Tourist Board has recently launched a new initiative aimed at beautifying the Lumley Beach area.

Speaking at the ceremony which was dubbed ‘Adopt a Booth,’ the Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, who made the formal launching, praised the MTCA for coming up with such good initiative which, he said, would help reduce the high rate of unemployed youths residing along the Aberdeen and Lumley communities.

On her part, the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Dr. Memunatu Pratt said the new project is meant to help restore the magnificent beauty of Lumley, adding that at present, the beach is in a deplorable condition. She told the public that under the new initiative, both public and private entities are encouraged to install booths at the waterfront of the beach in order to help rebrand the image of the country.

Currently, she noted, only a small amount of entities have expressed interest in building booths but however expressed hope that a good number of public institutions would be interested as they symbolically launch and adopt the first booth.

The Acting General Manager of National Tourist Board praised the newly appointed Minister for coming up with such an initiative whilst pledging the Board’s support to its furtherance.