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Mayor Lowe Appointed Vice Chair Of Global Parliament Of Mayors


Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe 
Mayor of Banjul and Vice Chair, Global Parliament of Mayors

The Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) has appointed Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe as its Vice Chair. 
“In her position as Vice Chair, Mayor Lowe is now a member of the GPM’s Daily Board, joining Mayor Peter Kurz (Mannheim, Germany), who serves as Chair of the organization, and Ricardo Rio (Braga, Portugal), the GPM’s Treasurer. The Daily Board is in charge of the daily governance of the Global Parliament of Mayors and part of the Executive Committee, which is the primary executive body of the GPM,” said the body in a statement on its website on Monday.
The statement added that since joining the GPM in 2019, Mayor Lowe has contributed actively to the organisation and co-led the GPM’s Uniting Mayors Project on climate-forced migration, recently.
In addition to her position in the GPM, Mayor Lowe is the President of the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, and President of REFELA, The Gambia national chapter under the leadership of the United Cities for Local Governments (UCLG).
Reacting to the her appointment, Mayor Lowe Expressed a ‘deep sense’ of appreciation and gratitude for the appointment and thanked Gambian women and youth for their support.
“I  am indeed honored and want to take this opportunity to congratulate the women and youths of The Gambia for their invaluable and consistent support as Mayor of Banjul. 
“This laudable achievement is indeed your making and I wholeheartedly dedicate it to you.
“I therefore sieze this opportunity to congratulate the women and youths of The Gambia and to add that despite our size and limited resources we as a nation and people are steadfast in our resolve to set this country to the path of success. 
“May Allah continue to bless our undertakings and guide every step we take in our search for a prosperous nation,” she said in a statement.
Mayor Lowe is the first woman elected mayor of Banjul, a position she holds since 2018. 
She advocates women and girls’ empowerment in the capacity.

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