Westfield Junction, in Serrekunda,
is the main roundabout which is at the end of Kairaba
Avenue going south east and is named after the clinic there.
It is the Gambia's equivalent of Piccadilly Circus without the
water fountain but with 2 sculptures: The first is of a palm-wine
tapper located in the middle of the roundabout and the second
is of 2 school children holding text books with is located behind
the Youth Monument Bar & Restaurant just in front of the church
and Gamtel's spiral staircase. Nearby
is also the Standard Chartered Bank.
Almost at all times of the day it bustling with commuters, taxis,
private cars, cyclists as well as street traders offering bootleg
DVDs for around £2, fruit sellers and general layabouts and chancers.
Traffic lights at the road leading on to the Banjul
/ Serrekunda Highway now regulate
the traffic there instead of the police. However, there are huge
tailbacks from 4 pm onwards as people exit the capital on their
way back home to the Kombos.
Photo: Youth Monument Landmark