By Ousman A. Marong
The Mayoress of Banjul City Council (BCC) Rohey Lowe has revealed that BCC task force committee will be a corner stone for addressing their common problems and building an acceptable standard of living and development.
She made these remarks on Saturday during an inauguration ceremony of the BCC Task Force Committee at BCC conference hall in Banjul.
The Task Force Committee is to help ease the problems in Banjul and to be a leading contributor in the development of the city by giving their efforts and time to work for the betterment of Banjul. The task force will exist only for a minimum ofone month.
“I mentioned in our first council sitting, that Banjul is at the emergency room and needs an urgent help. in order to rescue her and on that, we need fundamental resources before a formidable and constructive work can begin.” she stated.
Mayoress Lowe reiterated that the final report of the task force committee will ease their work and give them the right direction to resources, tools and the capacity to deliver their pledges and to serve the people of Banjul.
She explained that the task force committee was unanimously agreed in council and all the members are Gambians with different expertise, adding that the council is not paying any member of the taskforce, instead they are doing it for the love they have for their country especially for Banjul.
Mrs Lowe believes that they all want the same thing for Banjul and that is to give their beloved city the life it deserves.
“Hence we observe today’s inauguration ceremony with high hopes and expectations for the success of the task force to forge a new direction for our great capital city. I urge members of my council to assist and cooperate with the task force in any way possible to ease their task and tenure with us. No one should feel uncomfortable at their presence and they are here to provide us with an institutional framework to commence our duties.”
The chairman of the task force committee Mr. Abdoulie Jallow expressed delight at the initiative.
“I am a business specialist and I also work for the government, so I will make sure I do my best to serve Banjul for the productive sector of our own economic,” he said.