By Nelson Manneh
The Deputy Mayor of Banjul City Council (BCC) Omar B.J. Touray, who is currently the Councillor for Crab Island Ward in Banjul North Constituency, has disclosed his intentions to run for a second term. Touray said he has started some projects in his Ward and the whole of Banjul at large and wants a second term to complete them.
“Over the past five years, I have been engaged in different functions within my Ward and the whole of Banjul and I want to go in for a second term to fulfil my contract with the residents of Crab Island Ward,” he said. Touray who was elected in 2018, said anybody who visits his Ward will see the numerous developments that took place during the past five years.
“There is an ongoing rehabilitation project at the Crab Island School that I do not want to live incomplete. We also have a tree planting project that I want to ensure it is in good shape before I leave office,” he said.
Deputy Mayor Touray in narrating some of his achievements, said he has ensured regular collection of waste within his Ward and in the whole of Banjul, and said as a representative of the people of Crab Island Ward, he has set up different committees within the Ward and works closely with all of them to make sure that he knows their problems for onward delivery to Council.
“I do not only work for my Ward, but as the Deputy Mayor, I preside on different functions at Council level and at the level of the electorate to make sure that their aspirations are met,” he said. Touray thanked the voters in his Ward for giving him the opportunity to serve them for the past five years, and to also seek from them, their support in order to return to the council to represent their interest.
Hon. Modou Lamin Bah, the National Assembly Member for Banjul North Constituency said he is impressed with the services delivered by Councillor Touray to the electorate of Crab Island Ward.
“Over the past five years, Touray has served his people diligently. He has worked hard to improve the unprecedented conditions in his Ward,” he said. Hon. Bah said when it comes to education, waste management, health, youth and women empowerment among others within Crab Island Ward, Councillor Touray has contributed significantly to make sure that his Ward is clean.
At Council level, the Banjul North NAM said Touray represented his Ward fully and ensured that the voices of his people are heard.