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BCC Twin With Milan City Council

Nov 20, 2008, 4:09 AM | Article By: Pa Modou Faal

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 fruits.

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 Mustapha Batchilly.