By Halimatou Ceesay
As the nomination for ward councillors continues, Friday 16th of March the National Reconciliation Party (NRP), Nominated two candidates for councillorship out of Nineteenth Wards within Kanifing Municipality for the upcoming local government election at the IEC Kanifing Regional office.
The nominated candidates were cheered by the party’s supporters and well-wishers who stormed the election house in style, singing, dancing in the company of musical instruments.
The candidates are Alhagie Kebbeh for Sabiji Ward, Fatoumatta Camara for Banta-Ba/Borehole Ward.
Speaking to reporters, Alhagie Kebbeh Contestant for Latrikunda Sabiji Ward emphasized the importance of councillorship election in the development of any community. Latrikunda Sabiji Ward he said needs a lot of development adding that for the past 30 years no sufficient initiative have been brought to the people of Latrikunda Sabiji.
He said when elected his area of interest will be focusing on the road construction, youth initiative projects and registering success stories for his ward.
For her part the contestant for Bundung Bantaba/Borehole Ward Fatoumatta Camara said, what inspired her to contest as a candidate is to fill the gender gap that have long time been occupied by men for ages but not able to develop or help the people of her ward.
She noted that, she is willing to challenge Men who are vying for this position due to her competency and capability as a woman. “My objectives are to empower women and youth but most importantly to address the water shortage issue that the residents of Bundung Bantaba/ Borehole Ward are encountering,” she said.