Banjul City Council (BCC)
was yesterday twinned with the Milan City Council in Italy.
Speaking at the ceremony on behalf of the lord Mayor of
Banjul at the BCC
chambers, the deputy mayor of Banjul,
Winston Shyngle, said the twinning of the two cities would form a milestone in
the foundation of a strong networking alliance. He said the aim of the alliance
is to form relevant and mutually based partnerships for the realisation of
vital developmental goals.
He stated that the twinning of the two cities will yield
For her part, the visiting lord mayoress of Milan,
Madam Letizia Moratti, stated that the aim of the twinning is to strengthen the
friendship between the two cities noting that the two cities through the
partnership will look at the challenges and opportunities of both councils in order
to pave the way to a fruitful partnership.
She thanked Banjul City Council for the warm hospitality
accorded to her during her visit
Madam Moratti pointed out that the official signing of the
twinning will be done in Italy
in due coarse in which her council will invite the lord mayor of Banjul
and his delegation for the official signing ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony, the lord mayor of Milan
was conferred with the honorary citizenship of Banjul
by the deputy mayor of Banjul Mr. Shyngle.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Chief Executive
Officer of BCC