Banjul City Council under new Mayor Rohey Lowe yesterday announced a three-day mourning in memory of the late Mayor Abdoulie Bah.
A statement from BBC further said the city’s flag would fly at half mast in respect of the late mayor who served from 2013 to 2018. The late mayor passed away on 16 June.
According to sources in Banjul just hours before his death, Bah assured Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe that his supporters will rally behind her and Banjul City Council to develop the city.
Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe apparently paid a courtesy call on her predecessor late Friday afternoon on Eid Day.
Thousands attended the funeral of the 15th Mayor of Banjul with long and moving eulogies that went with intermittent interruptions.
Kelepha Abdoulie Bah, former mayor’s son, said: “We have been so moved and comforted by the enormous amount of tributes to my Dad since he passed away.
“He touched so many lives here in the City of Banjul and further afield. He dedicated his life to public service and making things better for people regardless of their background.
“It means a great deal to us as a family to see as many people as we have seen joining us to say farewell to this wonderful man who loved Banjul so much. Bah will never be forgotten.”
Speaker after speaker described the late Mayor as “a true man of the people, representing the city where he grew up and remained his home.”