Subdivisions of KMC

Subdivisions of KMC

For National representation, the Municipality is currently divided into five Constituencies each headed by a National Assembly Member (NAM). The seven constituencies are Serekunda East, Serekunda West, Serekunda Central, Jeshwang , Bakau Latrikund Sabiji and Tallinding. However, the number of constituencies in KM would increase to seven once the Constituency Amendment Bill (Section 88 of The Constitution of The Gambia) which will enable the IEC proposal for increasing the number of constituencies from 48 to 63 becomes law.
For Local Governance purposes, the Municipality is divided into seventeen Wards, each headed by an elected Ward Councillor. The Wards are further subdivided into Sub Wards numbering seventy four and each headed by a Sub Ward Chairman.
By virtue of the powers vested on the Lord Mayor by the Local Government Act 2002, six other councillors are nominated to represent women, youths, Alkalolu, Civic society, the Business Community and the Council of Elders. The Nominated Councillors have different social and corporate responsibilities in accordance with the social groupings whose interest they represent in Council.
Traditionally, the Municipality is also divided into sixteen huge settlements with an Alkalo heading each. These are the traditional leaders and serve the same purpose as Village Alkalolu in the other six rural Local Government Areas.