The Mayoress of Banjul Rohey Malick Lowe says her Council has no clue about the upcoming Banjul road and sewage projects. She told Star FM radio that all questions regarding the project should be directed to the Ministry of Works and not her Council. She was speaking during an interview with Star FM radio.
Ms. Lowe recalled being invited to a meeting by the Works Minister Mr. Jobe, where other stakeholders were present. She said the road project was mentioned during the meeting, but as far her Council is concerned, they have no in-depth information about the upcoming project.
“I have no information before my desk about the road and sewage project. It is being handled by the Ministry of Works. We are also not part of the organizing committee that will oversee the events leading to the laying down foundation of the project scheduled for February 16th, 2019. I was also told that the event is going to be a low-key event. I do not get it when they said it is going to be a low-key event,” she lamented.
“The only information I am privy to as far as the Banjul road and sewage project is concerned, I was told that Haddim Gai is going to pre-finance the project. That is all I know,” she added.
Haddim Gai, is a Senegalese road contractor. He had executed road contracts in Banjul, Brikama and elsewhere around the country during Jammeh’s rule.
Mr. Gai’s wife is a sister to President Barrow’s Chief Protocol officer Alhagie Ousman Ceesay. Ceesay was among the former public officials in Jammeh’s government who had given evidence before the Janneh Commission.
Ceesay had admitted before the Janneh Commission for having received one million dollars from the Central Bank at once occasion, which he later handed to Jammeh. He was among the State House officials, who used to aid Jammeh to pocket millions from the Central Bank.