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Busso to be first female to contest for Upper Niumi seat

Feb 28, 2022, 12:27 PM | Article By: Sanna Jallow

Fatou Busso is expected to be the first female candidate to contest for Upper Niumi Constituency National Assembly seat during the 9th April elections.

She is expected to vie for the seat under the flag of the National People’s Party (NPP) since Upper Niumi became a consistency.

In an interview with The Point, she said women of her constituency are not fully represented when it comes to decision making processes, noting that she wants to change that narrative by ensuring their voices and heard and their challenges addressed.

She added that if elected as first lawmaker for her consistency, she would make sure both women and youth are involved in activities of the consistency as well as considered for development and opportunities.

“I will set up a scholarship fund for youth of Upper Niumi to further their education to college and university level but also lobby for projects for women gardeners and clean drinking water,” she stated, saying most communities within her constituency lack basic amenities.

She further said that she will also engage Government invest towards making historical places like Kunta Kinteh Island accessible but also upgrade it for tourism education.

She also expressed plans to empower the local agricultural dealers through the Ministry of Agriculture if elected as well as ensure farming is subsidised, farmers provided tools, animals and markets to sell their harvests.