Janjanbureh Area Council

Overview

Sector

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Capacity Building, Child Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, Health, Natural Resources Management, Renewable Energy, Research, Sustainability and Environment, Water

Country

Gambia (Republic of The)

SDG

01 - No Poverty, 02 - Zero Hunger, 03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 05 - Gender Equality, 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, 09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Organization Type

Government

Description

About


Janjanbureh Area Council, located in the Central River Region - South, comprises of 6 Constituencies (Janjanbureh, Niamina West, Niamina East, Niamina Dankunku, Lower Fulladu West and Upper Fulladu West) and 12 Wards (Maccarthy, Catamina, Jareng, Kudang, Dankunku, Brikamaba, Fulabantang, Kerewan, Sare Sofie, Daru, Bansang and Galleh). Like other area councils, JAC is mandated under the Local Government Act of 2002 to administer the affairs of the Janjanbureh Local Government Authority (LGA) and provide for the needs and welfare of residents living in the area.


Located in the southern part of the Central River Region (CRR), the Janjanbureh Local Government Area is typically rural, with one major growth center (Janjanbureh). The LGA has a total land area of 1,428 Km2, which is the third smallest LGA in terms of size, aside from Banjul and Kanifing.


According to the IHS 2015/16, poverty in the Janjanbureh LGA (71.4 percent) as measured by the headcount index is above the national average of 48.6 percent. The LGA is the second poorest LGA after Kuntaur (72.4 percent). Between 2010 and 2015/16, poverty rate in the Janjanbureh LGA has generally worsened, increasing from 54.2 percent in 2010 to 71.4 percent in 2015/16.

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