Coast Region Governor’s office has appointed Borry Jassey as acting alkalo of
Old Yundum village, this week.
In an appointment letter dated 27 January, 2018, Governor Bakary Sanyang requested Mr. Jassey to amicably work towards maintenance of peace and tranquility and to maintain the traditional and cultural values of the position. “I request that you acquaint yourself with the Local Government Act of 2002 as per the functions of village akalolu.”
Mr. Jassey told The Point in an interview that he was appreciative of the appointment and promised to carry out his duties with honestly and truthfulness.
He thanked the government for the trust it bestowed on him to be give the position, saying he is behind them for the development, peace, unity and tranquility of the community and the entire country.
A farmer, Mr. Jassey also promised to closely collaborate with the people of his community in tackling their needs as aspirations.
He called on people to desist from tribalism, saying, “We are all human beings and we should work together for the development of our nation.”
Mr. Jassey’s powers and functions will include the promotion of good order, peace and stability in his village; promote the general economic development of his village; safeguard the traditions, customs and culture of his village and promote the wellbeing of its people.
He will also carry out such functions and powers as may be assigned to him by the Council or District Authorities and to exercise all powers vested in him by any other law.
Mr. Jassey is equally tasked to enforce all laws of the National Assembly; enforce all regulations and By-laws of the Council; promote environmental health and sanitation; protect and preserve the environment of his village; and promote sports, culture and other social activities.