Contact Address Details:
Cityscape Associates Gambia Ltd.
Banjul area head office /
61 Kairaba Avenue
(Pipeline Road), Fajara M Section
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4395655
Cityscape Associates (Division of the M . S .
Group Limited) is a well established architectural and civil
engineering firm in the Gambia, executing a wide range of
studies and projects.
Specifically, the following services are on offer:-
Civil Engineering Design & Construction
Feasibility and Environmental Impact Studies for Development
Land & Engineering Surveying
Property Development & Management
Training Services in any of the above listed professional
Urban & Regional Planning
Cityscape Gambia Ltd has been involved in a number of major
public works projects working with the NEA, Gamworks, RRI
Beller GmbH Consulting Engineers (Germany).
Mr. M S Gaye
was until December 1997 the Principal Surveyor at the Department
of Lands and Surveys under the State Department for Local
Government and Lands.
He has had many years post qualification experience and attained
Chartered Status in 1992, qualifying as a professional Associate
of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He practiced
as a Chartered Surveyor with Iffland and Associates in the
United Kingdom before his return to the Gambia in 1995.
was elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in
1994. Some of the activities listed in his records of qualifying
experience are as follows:-
Jan 1998 to Present
- Principal Partner, Cityscape Associates
- Chairman Of The National Survey Board
- Professional Valuer - Standard Chartered Bank (G) Ltd
April 1995 to Dec 1997 (Principal Surveyor, Department of
Lands & Surveys)
Carried out the review and revision
of all the standard application forms for Lease, Mortgage,
Assignment etc to simplify them and bring them into line with
the provisions of the state Lands Act and new administrative
arrangements at the State Department for Local Government
Was responsible for the final
checking of all cadastral and thematic surveys and for the
approval of all Lease plans.
Supervised the establishment
and survey of the horizontal control points of the Brusubi
Layout (now being implemented) and the detailing of all existing
properties within the project site.
Supervised the survey of the
Kartong Sand Mining area, initially required for the development
of a mining management plan. Also supervised the survey of
mined areas to monitor the depth of excavations viz-a-viz
the ground water levels.
Was secretary to the Land Survey
Board appointed by the Secretary of State for Local Government
and Lands, which is tasked with implementing the provisions
of the Survey Act and Regulations and the licensing of Private
Supervised the survey and demarcation
of Tanji Bird Reserve for the Department of Parks and Wildlife
Was Secretary to the monitoring
committee under the then Ministry for Local Government and
Lands for the construction of the Bundung Tallinding Multi-purpose
Reviewed the Minerals and Mining
Act of The Gambia for the Department of Lands and Surveys,
with particular attention to the problems of overlapping/conflicting
legislation viz-a-viz the State Lands Act and the Lands Provinces
Act Cap 103.
Was Chairman of the Spatial
Task Force Set up at the National Environment Agency under
the programme for the development of an Environmental Information
System (EIS) in The Gambia.
Supervised the preparation of
a working master plan to facilitate the conduct of street
naming exercises by the Kanifing Municipal Council.
Supervised the Topographic/Engineering
Survey of the Banjul Cemetry Coastal Area, required to be
used as a basis for coastal protection Civil Engineering interventions.
Drew up the terms of reference
for the conduct of the Bafuloto Quarry Survey, required for
the development of a Management Plan to guide gravel excavations.
Developed a mapping project
proposal for funding by the Government of Japan aimed at densifying
and extending the National Trigonometric Control Network and
at providing accurate and up-to-date map Information at sufficiently
large scale for all the major growth centres of the country.
Was the desk officer for most
issues pertaining to environmental management including the
programme for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and the
Gambian Environmental Action Plan (GEAP). In the case of the
former, was a member of the EIA working group and actively
participated in the development of the EIA Procedures and
Guidelines. In the case of the latter, was responsible for
the collection/collation of the Land Use Planning indicators
of the GEAP.
Was the Defacto Counterpart
to three separate Netherlands Management Corporation Programme
(NMCP) consultancies for the Department of Lands and Surveys.
These were with respect to :-
- The computerisation of Land and Property Records.
- Institutional Capacity Building.
- The introduction of Digital Cartography and Geographic Information
· Developed the terms of reference for the
computerization of the Departments operations including the
setting up of a Land Related Information Centre (LRIC) to
satisfy the overall information requirements for efficient
Played an active and crucial
role in the running of the Department, particularly in the
areas of policy affecting staff recruitment, training, acquisition
of equipment and transport management.
1989 - 1995 (Chartered Surveyor (1992), Iffland & Associates,
A synopsis of his professional activities with Iffland &
Associates is as follows:-
Topographical Surveys for Architectural
planning and Design, and natural resource planning, exploration
Building Surveys (including
elevations and sections).
Engineering setting out, checking
and structural surveys with respect to road, bridge, harbour
and building construction.
· Monitoring/Deformation surveys of buildings, bridges, Sea
Defences and Land Subsidence areas for relative and absolute
Provision of Trigonometric control for photogrammetric mapping.
Radiodetection and location
of underground services, service depth estimation and setting
out of drainage works.
Site investigations and assessments
as part of a multi-disciplinary team in feasibility studies
for land reclamation, urban regeneration, coastal protection
and other development projects.
Repair diagnosis, cost estimation
and the monitoring of improvement works for quality and cost
Computer assisted collection/processing
of data relating to the above activities.
Technical Drawing and report
writing in respect of the above activities.
1988-1989 (Senior Surveyor, Department of Lands & Surveys)
Prepared the Justification for
the introduction of new legislation for surveying and mapping
in The Gambia, including the introduction of a well regulated
Private Sector. Working with the GTZ experts at the then Ministry
for Local Government and Lands, He played an active role in
the development of suitable legislation to govern land administration
in The Gambia.
Carried out the survey and demarcation
of the Kotu South Layout.
1983-1984 (Senior Assistant Surveyor, Department of Surveys)
Carried out the survey and demarcation
of the Navigation Aid site at Kuloro for the Department of
Civil Aviation, required to be precisely aligned with the
3.6km long runway centre-line and directly underneath the
flight-path of incoming and outgoing Aircraft.
Carried out the survey and demarcation
of the Kotu West Layout
Actively participated in the
provision of both horizontal and vertical control for the
1:1250 mapping of the major growth centres of the Gambia,
under the Urban Management Development Project (UMDP). This
was an urban photogrammetric mapping project carried out by
the Department of Surveys of the Gambia in collaboration with
J.A. Storey and Partners of the United Kingdom.