Citizenship of Banjul conferred on Belgian nationals

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Banjul City Council yesterday conferred honorary citizenship on two Belgian nationals “for their immense and outstanding contribution” to the capital city, Banjul.

Mr Tom Gremonpre and Mr Peter Vamslambrouck, from the city of Oostende in Belgium, were conferred citizenship at a ceremony held at the council chambers in Banjul.

Alhaji Abdoulie Bah, Mayor of BCC, said the two Belgians “are instrumentals” because through them Oostende Council in Belgium pledged to support the ice plan in Banjul.

The mayor also thanked the navy men of the Godetia A960 who have been instrumental in supporting education and health in Banjul.

For his part, Tom Gremonpre said they established the Banjul/ Oostende link more than 10 years ago and thanks to the collaboration of both stakeholders, it is still in existence and with a lot of plans.

He thanked the people of Banjul for their hospitality.

Mustapha Batchilly, chief executive officer of BCC, said the two councillors from Belgium are “special friends and really genuine”.

Author: Isatou Senghore-Njie