Training of Councilors on Good Governance

One of the five pillars of the EU funded project for sustainable City development in Banjul is to give opportunities to the elected and appointed Councilors to strengthen good governance and act as multiplier for positive change in the city. Last weekend Banjul city Councilors concluded a 3-day training on good governance which took place at AbCa’s Creek Lodge in Foni Bintang. The Councilors received trained in key areas relevant to their mandate by the Clerk of Council and by representatives from the Ministry of Justice and Community Development.

This will help the Councilors in better understanding their mandate, roles and responsibilities. This includes the power to pass by-laws: laws that are enacted by the Council. For the Councilors this training is a boost in their efforts to work through their Ward Development Committees (WDCs) and represent their Ward at the Banjul City General Council meetings. The objective of the project is to promote and strengthen the urban governance capacity of the Banjul City Council. With support of the European Union in The Gambia.

Feature Proof Banjul

The 2nd phase of the massive mangrove planting at the Tanbi Wetland started today behind Hamza Barracks in collaboration with residence of Hamza Barraks, Ndangan Community, Banjul City Council BCC & Department Of Wildlife & National Parks The restoration of the mangroves will help in regulating floods, erosion and saltwater intrusion; and protect coastal communities against the harsh impacts of storms and tsunamis. We are planting another mangrove trees this year as the Future Proof Banjul project’s focuses on restoration, planting and protecting.

Massive tree planting in the inner city

Just concluded a massive tree planting exercise within the corridors of the City of Banjul with our stakeholders and community members. We are planting trees to save Banjul.

We successfully planted in the following streets;

  • Allen Street
  • Fitzgerald Street
  • Mosque Road
  • James Senegal Street
  • Tobacco Road Tesito

The Banjul City Council team under the progressive leadership of Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe together with the project team will continue the process.

Beach Tournament

Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe together with her Councillors, Staff and the team from Oostende today, graced the first ever Beach Football Tournament for The Youth of Banjul organized by the City Link Oostende-Banjul project for sustainable development, funded by the European Union. The tournament main objective was to engage and increase the entire project sensitization, especially, the greening component. Which indeed materialized.

10 teams from all the 9 Wards of the City participated. The winner (Jolof Town Ward) went home with D15000.00 cash the first runner up (New Town East Ward received D10,000.00 cash, the two semi-finalist received D2000.00 each and all the rest of the teams received D1000.00 cash. Thanks to all the relevant stakeholders for participating in such a laudable initiative. Together Banjul will be the City of The Future!

Review of Annual WOrk Plan

Review of the annual work plan and log frame with Future Proof Banjul Steering committee. Enhancing an all-inclusive participation to promote good governance.

The project funded by the European Union in The Gambia under the call for local government authorities at the tune of 3.1million Euros for Banjul City Council BCC.