Gunjur Ward Councillor vows to run an open door policy
The newly elected councillor for Gunjur Ward, Momodou Charreh Jibba has vowed to run an open door policy with a view to mapping out a “strategic scheme for development” in Gunjur. Mr Jibba, who won on the UDP ticket in the April councillor elections defeating his APRC challenger by over two thousand votes plans to conduct a tour of his Ward immediately after he is officially sworn in as councillor.
Councillor-elect Momodou Charreh Jibba
In a Facebook post, Mr Jibba disclosed this to his followers on social media, promising to listen to all stakeholders within his ward as he extends an invitation to CBOs, Youth groups, women’s groups and the VDC.
“Elections are over and NATION building with reference to local government kicks off immediately after the inauguration and swearing in of the councillors in some days time. FOR THE PEOPLE OF GUNJUR WARD my doors are opened.”
In solicting corporation towards an inclusive framework for his development agenda for Gunjur, the councillor-elect indicated his intention to seek advice from Gunjur’s technocrats as part of his courtesy call to all the institutions and facilities including the women’s gardens.
Given his track record in the service of community, Mr Jibba impressed as someone who will take community issues head on with a view to tackling them as an elected representative in the local government.
We are optimistic that burning issues in his ward will be a priorty given his intentions to involve all stakeholders. One area of concern to us is the environmental crisis involving Golden Lead, a Chinese fish meal processing company locked in a legal battle with a consortium of environmental groups for discharging factory waste water into the sea.
When this medium asked the then councillor aspirant about what he would do to help resolve the environmental crisis involving Golden Lead, Mr Jibba had this to say:
“The issue of the environment with a particular emphasis on the Golden Lead is a challenge like any other challenges in the ward. I do not want to be portrayed as a witch Hunter, but I would like to make it clear to everyone that the problems of the ward are my problems. It is a noble challenge that I am mentally prepared to face. I do not jump and run away from the issues but I face them to find solutions, likewise I don't jump into issues blindly. Therefore I intend to conduct a thorough case study of this matter which shall involve all the authorities and other stakeholders. The results or findings would perhaps determine the strategy or course of direction. This matter and any other matters will not be ignored but I strongly believe in the due processes and procedures with humility and respect”.
We wish you god speed, councillor-elect.