Sunday, May 28

Banjul Municipality: NPP’s Ebou Faye vows to prioritise waste, flood mitigation

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“Our first priority is to address, [look for how]to mitigate flooding in Tobacco Road, not only Tobacco Road, but London Corner, Lassu Waff That [recent flooding]was devastating in Banjul. So what we want to do is to make sure that will look into it, so that this time around it will not affect Banjul,” he said after tendering his nomination documents at the IEC regional bureau for Banjul.

“We have the waste management system that we need to address. For four years, the council has been there, they have just two cabbage trucks that were donated by GPA [Gambia Ports Authority]. The council has collected over 500 million dalasis, out of which D345 million from revenue. Where is it in Banjul? We want to use those resources to transform Banjul.”

The politician, who is also a football administrator, said he is not worried about anything as far as his chances of winning are concerned. “I am a football administrator but I am also an administrator different from football. I have the necessary capacity, and I have the expertise and the skills to be able to take Banjul to another level,” he told journalists.

Mr Faye said he is very much sure he would win the election for the Banjul mayoral seat, adding that Banjulians could tell what he had done for them, which he said is an open secret for anybody who knows Banjul.

Faye stated that he is a seasonal politician, which is why he went back to what he was doing (football administration) when he lost the last election to the incumbent mayor. He also claims that he loves test as an administrator, and that if he eventually wins, he would continue as a politician.

While concluding his remarks, he appealed to his supporters, saying: “Just want to tell them let’s be peaceful. They [political aspirants]are all Banjulians. They are here to do a job for them, give services to the people and provide services to the people. So we don’t need to fight; we don’t need to quarrel. Politics is not about that; politics is about serving the people, and we are here to serve the people.”

Mr Faye was accompanied by a large team of supporters and allies, such as Ebrima Jawo, PPP candidate for the mayoral race of the capital Banjul, who endorsed him two weeks ago.