The Media Coordinator of the Inauguration Committee has said up to 300 local and international journalists are expected to cover President Barrow’s inauguration and independence celebrations at the national stadium in Bakau.


Musa Ceesay was speaking on Monday at a Press Conference at the Independence Stadium said the celebrations will attracted and be attended by so many people within and outside the country.


“We are expecting 200, 000 people but the stadium can only contain 20, 000 people” Ceesay said.


Ceesay said every region except West Coast, KMC and Banjul would be allow to send thousand supporters while others would send 500, 1200 and 1200 supporters respectively. He pointed that the figure mentioned does not include the ordinary people which he said can come on their own.


He said they have hired giant screens that would be position at strategic locations such as Westfield Junction, Bufferzone and Bakau among other places for people to watch all over.


Meanwhile, Aziz Willan, head of entertainment team said there would be free concerts featuring various local artists from the country as part of the celebration.