Gunjur Kene kene Jamengo to be considered a UNESCO World Heritage site
Gunjur Kene kene Jamengo is being considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site, according to sources close to the beach mosque. Consultation and preliminary works have been done.
Information Minister Ebrima Sillah
who was accompanied by Curator Hassum Ceesay of National Arts and Culture and other government officials were at the mosque on Friday as International Islamic Council is set to invest big at the historic site.
The sacred site called the Sand Dune Mosque, or Kenye-Kenye Jamengo ('Mosque soil' in Mandinka), which overlooks a spectacular sweep of beachfront from a high dune has had a state of the earth modern mosque constructed by former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh. Visitors from across Africa visit the site regularly made famous by a visit here by the much revered Sheikh Umar Futiu Taal in the late 1830s. He had thousands of loyal followers and had imposed his authority from Senegal to Nigeria. The palm-frond mosque, and associated grounds, such as rocks and buildings are all considered sacred, and some pilgrims have been known to stay for up to one year here.