CRR councillors sworn in JAC, KAC elect chairmen
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The 22 newly elected councillors of the Janjanbureh Area Council (JAC) and Kuntaur Area Council (KAC) in the Central River Region (CRR), were on Thursday, February 13, sworn into office at Kuntaur and Janjanbureh respectively. Both ceremonies, which were presided over by Ganyie Touray, governor of CRR also witnessed the election of chairmen and the nomination of three other persons as councillors for each of the two councils.
Mamat Mbye, councillor for Kaur Ward, was elected as the chairman of Kuntaur Area Council while Musa Samura, councillor for Banni Ward, was elected the vice-chairman.
At the Janjangbureh Area Council, Maku Ceesay, councillor for Kudang Ward, was elected chairman and Alhaji Kekuta Ceesay, councillor for Brikamaba Ward, was also elected vice-chairman.
At Janjanbureh Area Council, Momodou Lamin Baldeh, chief of Lower Fulladou, Aja Fatou Sama and Bala Musa Sawaneh, were also nominated as councillors.
In his inaugural statement, Governor Touray told the councillors that they have a big task ahead to bring development to the doorsteps of their electorates and therefore, urged them to deliver as expected. He stressed on the important roles of councillors in the socio-economic development of the country at the grass-root level. He then advised them to unite and work in the interest of development.
Mamat Mbye and Maku Ceesay, the new chairmen of Kuntaur and Janjanbureh Area Councils respectively, called on their councillors to join hands and work hard to attain the desired goals.
Both ceremonies were attended by the NAM for CRR, APRC desk officer for the region and NAM for Upper Saloum, Sainey Mbye, as well as party militants.
Author: by Lamin S.M Jawo