Mayor Bah: No one can fool Banjulians

Monday, January 29, 2018

The incumbent mayor of the Banjul City Council (BCC), Abdoulie Bah, who’s widely called Lie Bah, said he would contest for reelection in the 2018 mayoral election under an independent ticket. Mr. Bah said Banjulians cannot be fool by anybody.

“If they think they can fool Banjulians, they are making a great mistake,” he said. “I can tell you that they have never bought even a single bulb talk less of bringing a development project in the city.” 

Lie Bah was speaking to the reporter in an exclusive interview at his office Banjul ahead of the much anticipated local government election coming in April.

Bah, who defeated the former mayor of BCC, Samba Faal, in 2013 with a total vote difference of 1169, said there is no aspirant candidate that poses threat to him.

“There are lots of development projects that I was able to bring to the doorsteps of Banjulians during my tenure in office, and there are some that are in the pipeline which I want to accomplish,” he noted.

He said he contested for the last mayoral election under an independent ticket, thus he is going to maintain that with a view to accomplish the mission of the electorates in Banjul. “I have been approached by so many people to contest under their party. However, I cannot decide alone, the decision remains with my people. I can tell you that we are working tireless in ensuring that we retain the seat,” he noted.

Bah, stated that when was elected as mayor of BCC there was lot of challenges confronting the council, adding that due to his commitment and own initiative within a short period of time the city was able to enjoy rapid infrastructural development more especially constructing and rehabilitation of roads that used to be no-go-area for vehicles.

“Ranking Street was a bush area. The road was not use-able, but I took it upon myself to ensure that the road is rehabilitated with view to enable vehicles have access to the road,” he said.

“The people leaving in Swampy area around Tobacco Road were also leaving in a difficult situation and fear that crocodile would come in. However, we were able to rehabilitate the pumping station in order to stop the water coming to the street,” he told our reporter.

The incumbent mayor finally disclosed that there are new plans in the pipeline to build a new office for BCC and youths for excellence center. 

Author: Momodou Jawo