Bass, the Banjul mayoral aspirant has said that when he is elected into office,
his first priority would be to develop the city of Banjul. He said he would
address the issue of sanitation and infrastructural development – an action he
referred to in Wollof as “Liggeeyaat Banjul,” meaning rebuilding Banjul.
Speaking in a telephone interview with The Point yesterday, Paul Bass said as a mayor of Banjul, he would address the issue of health, drainage as well as infrastructural development, adding that all this are issues that need to be done and they have not been done. “So this is the reason why I want to stand as a candidate.”
“My plans are to address the issue of sanitation and waste management, infrastructure, roads as well as support the building of the city, improve revenue collection for the municipality and I will also be looking at youth employment and skills trainings like tie-and-dye as well as pay attention to the environment.”
Paul Bass was born and raised in Banjul at No. 37 Primet Street and grew at No. 12 Hopkinson Street at his family compound.
“I went to pre-school and sat to the Common Entrance Examination and proceeded to St Augustine’s where I spent one year and later to Gambia High school. After completing my high education I worked with Standard Charter Bank before I went to the U.S.”
“And in the U.S., I attended the University of Hard Work where I obtained my Bachelors degree and Masters in aviation. I am also a commercial pilot.”