Banjul secures partnership with US city


The Banjul City Council has announced a ground-breaking development in its inter-city relationship programme initiated and facilitated by Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe.

A statement from the Council said through the initiative, Banjul is now

beginning a sister city partnership with the City of Saginaw in Texas, USA.


The City of Saginaw is headed by Mayor Todd Flippo, a research scientist working with a formidable team comprising Mrs. Valerie Charles Beasley, Cindy Bighorse, Mary Copeland, Patrick Farr and Charles Tucker.

The City’s population is currently about 25,000 with an expected population growth of 30,000 in the next few years.

The city is home to a number of successful industries including two of the largest flour mills in the United States, a grain storage that houses almost one quarter of the Texas wheat crop, and a railroad car manufacturer.

Saginaw’s largest neighbor is Fort Worth, which has a population 1 million people and is well known as “Cowtown” for its cowboy, American Old-West culture.

The BCC said the partnership is expected to grow into tangible development for the betterment of the city of Banjul and congratulated Abdoulie Jarju for his tireless efforts in building these relations.