The Mayor of Banjul, Rohey Malick-Lowe, has cut short her overseas official duties to attend to emergency situation caused by floor in the capital city of The Gambia.
On her return to Banjul on Friday 6th of August, Mayoress Lowe, with her team, visited the core affected areas of Banjul North to do critical assessment of the situation and condition of the victims.
“My team was accompanied by the National Assembly member for Banjul North, Councillors, Red Cross Society Banjul, senior Council Staff and other relevant stakeholders during her visit to the gravely affected families at Tesito, and other streets in Tobacco Road,” Mayoress Lowe said.
“I also embarked on a door-to -door visit in order to assess the damage caused by the flooding and to equally engaged stakeholders on the ground as to what can be done to mitigate the current situation.
I further expanded my visit to the internally displaced Center in St. Joseph’s Senior Secondary School wherein she empathize with displaced families and acknowledged their plights. Thus, handed over food and non-food items for onward distribution to the affected families,” she added.
She therefore called on stakeholders to collectively work towards averting this flood disaster in her municipality and across the country.
“I call on all stakeholders to work together to device an immediate response and sustainable plan for Banjul. I also implored on members of the public to support flood victims countrywide whose homes and streets are still inundated.
I promised to visit the affected families daily until the situation is minimized,” the Mayor concluded.