Sukuta is a coastal town geographically located on a promontory within the urban enclave commonly known as Greater Banjul Area in The Gambia. In the past, the population grew 0.2% as a result of urban and rural drift migration. The intensity of the influence attributed to change of farmlands to settlements leading to inadequate land for agricultural practice and improper planning procedures to cater for regeneration of social fabrics and infrastructure developments. The inhabitants are predominantly occupied in farming, fishing, commerce, entrepreneurship, civil service and general sporting events. According to the town’s historical data, the overall dimension of Sukuta became down sized due to ancestral generosity on allocation of land to their strangers. Prominent among them namely:
Sera Jobe (known as Serekunda – KMC ) sulay Jobe (known as Sanchaba Sulay Jobe ) Biji (known as Bijilo) Mawndeh (known as maundeh kunda ) Nema kunku, Sinchu Sori, Tranquil, Sinchu Alaji, Bundun, Jarbang, yunna, latriya, tallinding, Faji kunda, Bakau kunku, Abuko and New Jeshwang villages, were the initial land marks.
The existing territory now covers 12.753 sq.km which has been divided into two main wards namely :
Karaba and Karanding. These main wards comprise of old and new settlements such as Newtown, Nema, Nemasu estate, Jamisa, Dahaba, sanchaba, demba kunda, jarri kunda, bojang kunda, Kebba kunda, Jarbang kunda, Barro kunda, Bojang kundarin, Bantasu, Jatta kunda, Nufung Kunda, Jammeh Kunda, Kenebaring, Bulli kundarin, Bulli kundaba, Darbo Kunda, Mania Kunda, Kadang Kunda,Sanneh Kunda, Sanki Kunda, Korin Kunda, Brusubi, Jamba Kunda to name few.
Under the prevailing circumstances, from the 19th century post independence, there is growing concern to enhance municipality status considering its metropolitan population of more than twenty six thousand inhabitants and the rising of credible housing and infrastructural developments.