Banjul area head office
61 Kairaba Avenue
Fajara M Section
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4395655
Cityscape Associates (Division of the M . S . Gaye 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:-
Design & Construction
Environmental Impact Studies for Development
||Land & Engineering Surveying
||Property Development & Management
in any of the above listed professional areas
||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. Mr. Gaye 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)
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 and Lands.
· 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 Surveyors.
· 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 Recreational Park.
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
· 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
· Supervised the Topographic/Engineering
Survey of the Banjul Cemetry Coastal Area, required
to be used as a basis for coastal protection Civil Engineering
· 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
· 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
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 Land
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 &
A synopsis of his professional activities with Iffland
& Associates is as follows:-
Surveys for Architectural planning and Design, and natural
resource planning, exploration and exploitation.
(including elevations and sections).
Engineering setting out, checking and structural surveys
with respect to road, bridge, harbour and building construction.
surveys of buildings, bridges, Sea Defences and Land
Subsidence areas for relative and absolute movement.
Provision of Trigonometric control for photogrammetric
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.
cost estimation and the monitoring of improvement works
for quality and cost control.
Computer assisted collection/processing of data relating
to the above activities.
Drawing and report writing in respect of the above activities.
1988-1989 (Senior Surveyor, Department of Lands &
· 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
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
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.