#Article (Archive)

COVID-19: BCC launches Banjul relief initiative

Mar 31, 2020, 11:59 AM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

The Banjul City Council (BCC) on Monday launched Banjul Relief Initiative as a response to a possible food shortage in the event that the state of emergency is extended.

Mayoress Rohey Malick Lowe, at the event stated that reactions from the people of Banjul have shown that some of the inhabitants are finding life difficult for survival.

She added also that the month of Ramadan is fast approaching. There is therefore the need for a contingency plan to be in the place for Banjul, being a vulnerable city with over 3700 households.

“We are aware of the fact that these are difficult times for everyone but with a little help from all institutions and kind individuals we can make a big difference,” she said.

According to her, the council is in a financial need and government is fraught with other economic commitments. In this regard, she said, council craves the indulgences of all to support its endeavour to create a Food Bank to mitigate the situation.

Mayoress Lowe used the opportunity to thank the people of Banjul for taking it upon themselves to quickly regroup to help Banjul.