I never mentioned to stand as independent candidate - says PDOIS Mayoral Aspirant

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I never mentioned to stand as independent candidate, says Sheikh Omar Saho, the PDOIS mayoral aspirant for Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC).

“I was the first to apply under the ticket of PDOIS few days before the primarily elections, and to my surprise, an article was published in The Point that I was contesting as an independent candidate,” he said in an exclusive interview with The Point on Tuesday.

 “I never had interview with anybody,” he said, adding he has been in politics for many years and contested for Parliamentary elections in 2012 and Mayoral election in 2013.

“My engagement in national politics is to contribute and create a better future for the upcoming generation. My ambition is to contribute in education,” he said.

He said that he would make sure that scholarships are equally distribute among the seven constituencies and create micro- economic finance to help women sustain their families.

He added that he will engage in solving the problems faced by KMC such as waste management.

 “Collection of revenue cannot sustain the municipality projects to come with investment to invade new horizons with modality to generate funds.”

He disclosed that unemployment makes the youths demoralized and it becomes a potential source for violence and social upheavals.

“Therefore employment opportunities must be created in the municipality and conceptual issues to make tangible levels for decision and engagement of councilors on the Local Government Act for the development of the KMC.

“I have studied in The Gambia and Norway, I worked at GANOC, SOS and Low Cost Housing Bakoteh Projects as administration secretary responsible for wages, record files and accounting from 1980-1984.”

“I contributed in different national development health programmes like HIV and other STDs in Oslo University Hospital.”

Author: Rose Zahra Gomez