As the country celebrates 52 years of Independence on Saturday, February 18, preparations are underway at The Banjul International Airport to provide more parking space for aircrafts of invited heads of state who are expected to land into Banjul beginning friday, February 17.

In this vein, the State aircrafts used by former President, Yahya Jammeh is currently being moved to The NASA Base, an emergency landing base for NASA Space shuttles at the airport. The base which is for NASA in Florida is not currently in use.

A general cleaning exercise and maintenance work is also taking place. The work is extended to the highway at the entrance of the airport in Yundum.

Meanwhile, The Senegalese President, Macky Sall accompanied by a high ranking delegation is expected to land into Banjul on Friday, February 17, as guest of honor to the event. Sall is expected to spend the night in Banjul and will depart on Saturday after the march pass.