Banjul Mayor Rohey Malick Lowe has been elected as President of the Network of Women elected officials of sub-national and local governments in Africa ( REFELA) that regroups women in political bodies dealing with the governance of local authorities and governments in Africa.
A 15-member executive bureau that manages the network representing the South, North, Central, East, and West Africa regions is now headed by the country’s first female mayor, Rohey Malick Lowe.
“Is a Win…Alhamdulillah 3x! Jerejeff to the entire people of Banjul-The Gambia and by extension around the world. A special thanks to all my supporters, well-wishers, and my team,” the newly elected President share her reaction on Twitter shortly after her election as president of the continental women politicians body.
Diplomatic sources credited Mayor Lowe’s win to the support she enjoys from the Gambia government through the ministry of foreign affairs.
Before her election, the Banjul Mayor was the vice president of REFELA West Africa.
Delegates at the event included mayors, governors, ministers, CSOs, and sub-national and local government authorities of various countries in Africa.