Mayors Lowe, Bouhdoud inaugurate new vegetable and fish sector

Mayor Malick Lowe of Banjul, alongside the Regional Forum of Local Authorities for Africa (REFELA) women, joined forces with Mayor Mina Bouhdoud of Lagfifat, Morocco, to inaugurate the newly constructed vegetable and fish sector at the Albert Market.

This collaborative project, fueled by the Kingdom of Morocco’s financial support, stands as a testament to the commitment towards enhancing South-South Cooperation.

Under Moroccan law, local authorities possess the authority to forge partnerships with their counterparts abroad, staying within the bounds of their competences and adhering to Morocco’s international commitments. The Albert Market project, a symbol of such collaboration, underwent an extensive construction period spanning 24 months from March 2022 to February 2024.

The primary aim of this endeavor is to provide a haven for female vendors within the Albert Market, granting them a dignified space to conduct their economic activities. Mayor Malick Lowe expressed his gratitude to Hon. Mina Bouhdoud and her dedicated team, acknowledging the invaluable contributions from various entities including the Head of the Morocco Mission to The Gambia, a representative from the Ministry of the Interior of Morocco, and Dr. Zarrouk and Dr. Juliet Sale of the UCLG Africa.

A special heartfelt thanks was extended to the benevolence of the King of Morocco, His Royal Majesty King Mohammed VI, whose generosity has shone through the funding that uplifts the lives of brothers and sisters in Africa.

The inaugurated vegetable and fish sector not only marks a physical expansion of the Albert Market but also symbolizes the enduring bonds of cooperation and support between Banjul and Lagfifat.

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