Apr 23, 2009, 9:20 AM
Mayor Williams, accompanied by a five-man delegation, is in the country as guest of the Banjul City Council.
In her welcoming remarks Hon. Fatouma
Jahumpa Ceesay said the visit is most welcome, noting that the two countries
are one, adding that The Gambia and Sierra Leone share many things in common.
She advised the two mayors to work closely together in order to revive the
historic ties that have bonded The Gambia and
She said African leaders should be
encouraged to come together. According to her,
"We Africans should work together to make sure we come back close to each other as before," she added.
For his part, Mayor Williams indicated that they were happy to visit The Gambia, noting that the two countries share both political history and cultural lineage.
"I have seen a lot of things and
systems here that we could take back to
Speaking earlier, Samba Faal, the
Mayor of Banjul, said that the twin relationship of the two Councils should not
be let to lie dormant. He also affirmed that The Gambia and
Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta and Hon. Momodou Sanneh, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the National Assembly, respectively, also spoke at the occasion.
In a separate engagement, the
chairpersons of various committees of the National Assembly held meetings to
discuss the forthcoming State opening of Parliament scheduled for