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Published On: Mon, Feb 5th, 2024

BCC Launches Safe City Project

The Banjul City Council (BCC) on Monday 5th February 2024 launched the Safe City Project which composes of environmental safety, safety from Gender-Based Violence, crime reduction, child friendly safe spaces, employment creation and employ-ability development. 

This project launching event brought together Dignitaries from various line ministries and entities which included Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Business Owners ,Managers, BCC Councilors and Some Citizens of Banjul to discuss and give solutions towards the success of the project.

Rohey Malick lowe the Mayor of Banjul City Council during her deliberation at the launching of the Safe City Project said that this initiative aims to bring all relevant stakeholder to be part of the dialogue as well as urging them to come and partner with the council to make the city a better place.

She further said “we are well aware that we don’t have the capacity as a council to change the narratives, to change the condition of Banjul and central Government alone cannot do it. We are all Banjulians even though we do business here or whatever but we all have Banjul at heart nobody can escape Banjul and we are not leaving no stone un-turned, we want to see Banjul to be the Banjul that it was 20-30 years ago where money does not have value.”

Mayor Lowe also said that they are aware that the council have a huge responsibility and holds only 25% of the responsibility. Adding that the day isn’t a day for politics rather it’s a day of reflect on the past and ensure to take collective approach to the development of the city.

Rohey John Manjang, Environment Minister describe the initiative important and timely and said she can’t wait to see the capital city look like Kigali in Rwanda. 

She further said “when the environment is clean and beautiful it is the best area for tourist to come as most people admire areas that are Green and clean, u don’t have to be rich to be clean.”

Hamat Nk Bah Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture who was among the speakers highlighted that it is high time that something is done to keep the Environment clean and congratulated the Mayor of Banjul for the initiative and pledges his ministries support toward the project.

The acting Minister of Lands and Local Government and The Minister of Public Service, Baboucarr Bouye said the project is important as the name describes the project and said safety of women and children should be everyone’s responsibility and assured the ministry of lands support which he is currently overseeing.

 He also encouraged for the organization to organize a forum for relevant stakeholders to talk about safety in their own perspective as this will help in the success and implementation of the project.

This project is the first of its kind in the country with the main aim and objective to have a litter free city, a crime free environment for children and women of the City, as it is said to help in boosting the city’s economy.

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