Mayoress Lowe visits Gambian community in New York, commiserates with fire outbreak victims
The Mayor of the capital city of The Gambia, Rohey Malick-Lowe, has visited on Friday, July 15 Gambian victims of fire incident at 333 Twin Parks North West in the Bronx in commiseration with The Gambian Community in New York.
“I want to use this medium to commiserate with the entire victims of the fire incident here in the Bronx. More painfully, I learned that Gambian community here are the most affected victims, as more than 15 Gambians lost their lives and many hospitalized,” Mayoress Lowe said in an exclusive interview with The Parrot and Parkchester Times correspondents after rounding up the visit.
“Also, I sincerely thank the leaders of the Gambia Community in the Bronx for ensuring that members of the community are not left alone. Imam Musa Kabba of Ar-Rahman mosque, Elder Drammeh, Omar Trawalley, the leadership of Gambian Youth Organization, particularly Momodou Sawaneh, and the entire Bronx community leaders who help in lessening that traumatic experience of the victims,” she added.
Momodou Sawaneh, the founder and pioneer president of Gambian Youth Organization, appreciated Mayoress Lowe and commended her for taking time from her tight schedule to visit the victims of the fire incident and the entire Gambian community in The Bronx.
“We’re happy to receive Mayoress Rohey Malick-Lowe in the Bronx. I personally commend her for making it an important duty for her to visit the Gambian community here, especially the victim of the fire incident at the twin park,” Sawaneh told Parkchester Times correspondent.
The President of Local Government Elected Women of Africa, popularly called REFELA, visited Ar-Rahman mosque leaders, GYO Center and the building where the fire incident took place.
“I implore Gambians abroad, especially in New York City, to be more united and supportive of fellow Gambians in times of need. May the soul of the departed victims rest in peace,” she concluded.