Saine, former National Assembly Member for Banjul Central said he is running
for mayoral candidate under the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and
Construction (APRC) slated for May 12, 2018, mayoral election for Banjul, he
told The Point in an exclusive interview
Mr. Saine has said he served two terms as Member of Parliament for Banjul Central. From 2007-2017, he was a member of ECOWAS Parliament Bureau and served as a member of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises committees (PAC-PEC) of the National Assembly – the committees responsible for scrutinising public institutions.
Mr. Saine said he was also the chairperson of the committee for Foreign Affairs at the National Assembly.
“I have political base, genuine supporters and vision of my programmes”.
Mr. Saine said the people he represented in Banjul over the past 10 years know his capacity, saying there are important issues he would redress if elected.
“As far as the Local Government Act is concerned, all revenues collected; 50 percent of the amount will be given back to the people for their social development. He said that if elected, all waste will be collected and all streets in Banjul would have light. “All the drainage system will be cleaned at least once in a week; all the trucks that are packd in Banjul will be removed,” he said.
“All the stores own by 90 percent of foreigners will be looked into and all the stores in Banjul should have top resident houses for people to stay,” he promised.
Mr. Saine further explained that 75 percent of compounds do not pay their rates. The former regime allocated funds for the rehabilitation of streets in Banjul. He said at first 14 streets started the work, then another 14 streets followed suit and then finally 8 streets.
The former regime, he said, contributed six million dalasi as its counterpart contribution for the construction of the new office complex of the council by Gamworks.