The mayoress of Banjul, Aja Rohey Malick
Lowe, last week allocated D10 million to the women of Banjul as an execution of
her campaign promise and also her bid to empower them.
The fund is designed for Rohey Malick Lowe Women’s and Girl’s Empowerment Initiative in cooperation with Guarantee Trust Bank.
The money targets 25 groups of women and girls in Banjul who will use the funds as a loan for three months before they will pay back.
The initiative is an evolvement process whereby the beneficiaries would also give chance to their fellow women in Banjul to better their lives.
During the launch of the committee overseeing the funds at GT Bank in Banjul, Ms. Lowe stated that the funds are mainly for women in Banjul and has nothing to do with politics.
She continued that the women should make best use of the money and help themselves, saying that is the purpose of giving out the fund to them.
Adesina Adebesin, manager, GT Bank, Banjul branch, said the initiative was truly a sacrifice for betterment of all the people of Banjul and mankind in general.
He said GT Bank is aware of the significant role that women play in the economic activities of the country and therefore, deemed it fitting to associate with Rohey Malick Lowe Women and Girls Empowerment Initiative.
He also stated that they have a dedicated team that deals with small and medium enterprises. He added that women and girls in Banjul are encouraged to leverage on the various products and services they have available.
Makumba Sanneh, chairman of the committee said Ms. Lowe made the promise and has now fulfilled it, showing that she is willing to help Banjul women.
“We are witnessing the realisation of the promise and the fund is not from any government or municipality, it is from Rohey Malick Lowe,” he noted.
He declared that Ms. Lowe’s commitment is to make sure women are empowered in Banjul and the funds given to them are to managed wisely and assist them.