By Buba Gagigo
Chairman Sheriffo Sonko of Brikama Area Council (BAC) advised the new Councillors of Sanyang and Marakissa wards to set aside their political differences and execute their constitutional duties.
“I have no single doubt that there is a great potential to make this Region more advanced and I urge elected officials to set aside political consideration and execute our constitutional duties to address pressing issues affecting us as people that will require a deliberate effort, individually and collectively, on the part of each and every one of us,” the BAC chairman advised.
He further advised the new councilors, Hon. Botto Bojang of Sanyang and Seedy Nyassi of Marakissa wards not to underestimate the challenges ahead of them.
“…do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead because the wayout is long and requires a sustained commitment. To my elected officials, since we all share a vision of a better and more advanced West Coast Region. There should be more friction because we are one and we are all Gambians. Let’s endeavour to foster social cohesion, inclusive environment that will stimulate tolerance and bring out the best in all members for the greater good for our ‘mighty West Coast Region’, “concluded.
The Governor, West coast Region, Lamin Sanneh, who was also in attendance advised the councillors to act according to the Constitution and the Local Government Act.
“West Coast is the biggest region in the Gambia and demands a lot from the Councilors of the West Coast Region, especially the newly coming ones. You Swore-In to the constitution and the local government act of the Gambia that you are going to serve the people diligently in line with your duties,” he said.
Sanneh also advised the newly elected ward Councillors to think of Gambia first before anything.
The Governor, West coast Region, Lamin Sanneh and Chairman Sheriffo Sonko of Brikama Area Council made the comments at the swearing-in ceremony of the two councilors at the Brikama Area Council on Monday, following their election after the resignation of the previous occupants who both contested in the April Parliamentary election but lost.