Bakau councillors vow to fulfill promises
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The two newly-elected councillors for Bakau Newtown and Old Bakau Cape Point wards have assured residents of the town that they will endeavour not to fall short of their promises to the electorate.
The formidable Alhaji Adama Bahoum of the APRC party and Ousman ‘Rambo’ Jatta of the UDP have both promised residents of their respective wards that they will stir up a transformation that will bring about development and improvements in the lives of the people, during a heated political campaign, which preceded the January 24 polls.
In a post-election interview with the Daily Observer, shortly after emerging victors at the counting centre at the Independence Stadium, Newtown Ward Councillor Bahoum said top on his development plans for his ward are the provision of adequate safe drinking water and the rehabilitation of feeder roads within the ward.
“Other areas include the rehabilitation of Bakau Health Centre and the community sanitation programmes,” he said, adding that his effort to bring the people together in a bid to promote unity in the ward is also paramount in his service to the community. He stressed that no development can take place in the face of “sectionalism” and expressed his resolve to eradicate it.
Councillor Bahoum then called on his opponents who lost to him during the elections to join hands with him in implementing the development agenda of the ward, noting that they are not losers but are “development oriented individuals” whose contributions cannot be over-emphasised.
For his part, Ousman ‘Rambo’ Jatta, councillor for the Old Bakau/Cape Point ward, said his re-election presents to him an opportunity for the continuation of the development initiatives he started during his short-term of service as the councillor of the ward. He added that his intended development projects include the provision of an ambulance and refuse collection trucks to the ward, creation of employment opportunities for the youths, as well as rehabilitation and installation of streetlights.
“One of the most important areas of concern is to empower the Bakau women horticultural gardeners to standardise their venture to a level where produces will be sold both locally and internationally,” he said.
Meanwhile, the councillors lauded the electorate for the trust and confidence bestowed on them, saying that they will live up to expectations and shall accomplish their tasks as councillors within the shortest possible time.
Author: by Hatab Fadera