BANJUL’S MAYOR LOWE OPENS NEW VEGETABLE AND FISH FACILITY AT ALBERT MARKET

The Mayor of Banjul city Rohey Malick Lowe has officially inaugurated a new vegetable and fish facility at Banjul’s Albert Market, specifically designed to cater to women vendors. The market complex will offer a sheltered and respectable space for around one hundred and sixty (160) vendors selling vegetables and fish.

This project has been made possible through funding from the Kingdom of Morocco as part of the Better Life Project, which aims to promote South-South Cooperation. Mayor Lowe expressed her gratitude to Mayor Bouhdoud, the Moroccan authorities, and various stakeholders for their unwavering support.

She reassured the women vendors of her commitment to initiating more projects under her leadership. Mayor Bouhdoud commended Mayor Lowe for her dedication to women’s empowerment, echoing the vision of the Moroccan government. Situated in the center of Banjul, the market presently hosts hundreds of vendors. Expanding it would alleviate the challenges encountered by women vendors, especially during the rainy season, when issues like stagnant water and leakages arise.

Dr. Najat Zarrouk, founder of the Network of local elected Women of Africa REFELA, and Ahmed Belhadj, Moroccan Ambassador to the Gambia, praised the collaboration between the two countries, emphasizing the importance of strengthening this partnership.

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