Sep 3, 2014, 9:56 AM
Banjul City Council (BCC) Saturday launched the Association Benno Socities Wharfi Njoggo in Bond road and Albert market at a ceremony held at Wharfi Njaggo.
The launching was attended by the Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources, Mass Axi Gaye, the Lord Mayor of Banjul City Council, Abdoulie Bah, and APRC party supporters.
The objective of the rally was in support of Vision 2016 agenda under the leadership of the Lord Mayor of Banjul City Council, Alhagie Abdoulie Bah.
Speaking at Wharfi Njoggo, Mayor Alhagie Abdoulie Bah welcomed all those who attended the political rally in support of Vision 2016 agenda.
The BCC mayor told the gathering that the day was very impressive as it was all about the year 2016 of “catch what you eat” and “eat what you catch”, calling on the people of Banjul to support the vision.
Mayor Bah also urged on the youth of Banjul to make good use of the river because this is what they have, calling on Banjulians to rally behind President Jammeh to develop the country.
The Mayor thanked President Jammeh and his government for changing the capital of Banjul by constructing roads and market for Banjul.
He also called on the party supporters to work for the interest of the party.
Mass Axi Gai, Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources, also thanked all those who attended the meeting and advised them to support the vision in the interest of the country.
He said the launching of the association was in line with Vision 2016 announced by the Gambian leader of “eat what you grow and grow what you eat”.
“What we have in this river can make us survive and the government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Jammeh is doing everything possible to make sure that the people of this country benefit from this river,” Minister Gai said.
The minister informed the gathering that there are people who do come and “fish in our river” and they have no licence, and as a government they would do everything possible to make sure it is stopped.
He added that the government under his ministry have a lot of plans ahead and they have a pilot projects for all the regions for self-sufficiency in fish.
Other speakers at the launching included Ndey Biram Faye, President of the Banjul fish landing site, Foday Jarju, Bakau fishermen association, and Aji Fatou Bah, who all expressed similar sentiments at the rally.