Jan 29, 2016, 9:45 AM
In his remarks, the BCC public relations officer, Sandigie Njie, said the historic event marked the beginning of a milestone partnership between the council and Ecobank.
Those who would be handed the mantle of leadership of this council would celebrate the architects of this laudable partnership about to be ushered in, he stated.
“I would loudly say where many have failed to understand what constitute a council, is where Ecobank benefit from with the understanding and comprehend of what is a council, and they have made best use of their understand as is manifested before all,” Mr Njie went on.
He thanked the Lord Mayor of Banjul and his management for their openness and foresight in accepting to partner with Ecobank.
He also thanked the Managing Director of Ecobank, Madam Marieme Njie, for her trust and confidence in BCC.
The chairman of the finance committee at BCC, Emmanuel Williams, said it was a day when they must thank God for witnessing and participating in this MoU signing event in the history of BCC under the leadership of Mayor Abdoulie Bah.
Mr. Williams thanked the mayor for his readiness to serve when the need arises, and to make sure that BCCbecomes a vibrant city council to the extent of having a partnership with financial institutions.
During the past they have so many commitments and partnerships with other institutions, but never with a bank.
He said after relaying the message to the mayor regarding this development, on an operational linkage, the council give him hundred percent support to go ahead with this initiative with Ecobank.
The BCC CEO also thanked Ecobank for this laudable initiative, noting that the MoU would go a long way in helping both institutions achieve their goals.
He advised both parties to stick to the agreement and make sure they implement what the document stated.