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Published On: Thu, Oct 27th, 2022

5 Led screens presented to Banjul Mayor

The Banjul City Council Mayor, RoheyMalick-Lowe has on the 27th October  received five Led screens from the united Nation office for South-South cooperation, China-Africa Development Fund and Hisense group through Rafela Gambia Chapter to the Banjul City Council for onward delivery to various beneficiaries.

The presentation held at the Cathedral Hall, Independence Drive in Banjul, it was stated that one of the items would be given to the Banjul Youths Committee, two to Rafela-Gambia Chapter, one to the Ministry of Youths and Sport for the office of the National Youth Council and one to Banjul City Council.

It was expected that the interactive boards could provide assistance for online vocational education and strengthening professional skills of the Gambian young people.

Speaking upon receiving the items, Mayor RoheyMalick-Loweand president of RafelaGambia Chapter stated thatRefela and the Banjul City council havecarried out activities as they strive to empower the youths and women and make them understand to realize their relevance in society.

She said the items could be used for holding online meetings, watching news and creating documentaries as well as other forms of communication.

She applauded her partners for a dream come true and the China Africa Development Fund that provided the screens, while she further commented the essential role played by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation for facilitating the process.

She further urged recipients to make great use of the materials to improve on their work on advocacy, information and communication.

For his part, the Chinese Councilor in the Gambia, Mr. Zhou Ningyu stated that capacity building is the significant area of China-Africa cooperation, and at the opening of the eighth Ministerial Conference of the forum on China-Africa cooperation held in Dakar last November, H.E President Xi Jinping announced that China and Africa would jointly implement “nine programs” to promote the transformation and upgrading of China-Africa cooperation, one of which is the capacity building program.

The Councilor further revealed that China attaches great significance to deepening cooperation with the Gambia in the field of capacity building and that since 2016, they have invited more than 1000 Gambian friends to China for degree study or participating in short-term training courses.

Though the pandemic has created  obstacles for international level, he said they will organize trainees to participate in multilateral and bilateral courses in various fields online covering information security, women’s employment and entrepreneurship, youth development among others.

He noted that Banjul is the important political, cultural and educational center of the Gambia, that with the able guidance and support of Mayor Lowe, BCC actively participated in various capacity building training programs in cooperation with the Chinese government, including short-term training courses and scholarship programs, covering neonatal and preterm baby care, bee farming, ICT and public administration.

For the past 6 years with joint efforts, he advanced that hundreds students and trainees recommended by the BCC have successfully graduated from training programs and are contributing to the construction of the “new Gambia” making Banjul a more beautiful city.

The Councilor concluded saying that China has always been committed to helping the Gambia in enhancing their capacity for independent development and achieve post-epidemic social and economic recovery quickly, with the convince that with the cooperation and support of China and the global community the Gambian young people to surely have a better future while the Gambia will certainly achieve greater and faster development.

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