The mayor of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe, today highlighted some of the achievements attained under her tenure as mayor of The Gambia’s capital city.
Speaking of her achievements just after her engagement with IEC officials for her nomination, she disclosed: “You have seen that BCC had a lot of loans from the banks. It had loans from all the banks, except Standard Chartered Bank. But today no bank would come on board to say Banjul City Council has loan from it, and I don’t want the people to confuse that with an overdraft.
“Today, each institution, when faced with a dilemma, like we need to buy a table or chairs while we don’t have money, we would go for an overdraft. But today, I want to tell you that Banjul City Council has no loan from any bank.
“The people I am paying scholarships for, I do not even know. So when I hear people saying, ‘It is his people she is paying scholarship for,’ that even seems funny to me. Those people whom I pay for, they know whether I knew them when they were coming to me or not.”
She also reiterated his commitment to supporting culture in Banjul, which she said is a cultural city.
“We have firmly supported it. Today, all the cultural activities, if you go to the hunting groups, Kangkurangs and all that, Banjul City Council is exerting effort into it, because after all, Banjul is a cultural city,” she said, adding: “Today, all the cultural activities, if you go to the hunting groups, Kangkurangs and all that, Banjul city council is exerting effort into it, because after all, Banjul is a cultural city.
“Banjul City Council, we have a budget for scholarship, a budget for culture, a budget for religion and a budget for sport. Even the sport they are boasting of today, saying they own it, had it not been because of me, the Nawettan last year wouldn’t have taken place.”
Mayor Lowe also highlighted her achievements in waste management and sport.