Kelipha Halla Samba, a renowned businessman in Banjul on Sunday formally
declared his intention to run for the forthcoming mayoral election in Banjul
under the United Democratic Party’s (UDP).
In an interview with The Point at a mass gathering held at Manneh Sillah Memorial Basket Ball Court in Banjul meant to formally introduce himself to the electorate, Samba lamented the fact that in view of the current dilapidated state of the streets in Banjul, there is urgent need to rescue the city from further sinking to decadence.
According to him, he has many plans for the city of Banjul, one of which is to revamp the city into a standard one that everyone can be proud of.
He made reference to the dilapidated condition of roads in the city, pointing out that currently there is only one good road in the city.
“My other plans are to make Banjul a clean, standard, healthy, attractive and above all a secured city. I want to tell the public that I am not going to be a mayor who is going to depend on government or rents to initiate development projects. We have our plans to put Banjul forward” he said.
Samba indicated that he has a lot of support from people both within and outside The Gambia especially investors who are ready and willing to invest in rebuilding of Banjul.
He thus called on electorates to listen to the different agendas or manifestos put forward by the different aspiring candidates and decide.
“So let the electorates listen to our different agendas and decide. By that they will know who can take Banjul to another level.
The meeting, which was graced by both young and old, was also attended by a one-time mayor of Banjul, Samba Faal among other elders.
Born and raised in Banjul, Samba from an early age began to cultivate interest in engaging community activities and promoting urban development.