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Ousman Sillah outlines plans for Banjul North if re-elected

Jan 12, 2022, 1:16 PM | Article By: Isatou  Ceesay Bah

Ousman Sillah, the National Assembly Member for Banjul North has outlined his ambitious plans, which are geared towards improving the condition of his people, if re-elected in the forthcoming April 22 parliamentary elections.

 

Sillah, was elected and sworn into office on 7 April 2017 and is the Chairperson of the National Assembly Select Committee on Health in the First Legislature of the Second Republic of the Gambia.

 After serving the people of his area, Sillah is seeking for re-election in a bid to continue the gigantic plans he started in addressing some of the challenges facing his constituency.

According to his manifesto, Sillah intends to first launch a campaign on environmental sanitation in Banjul North to address all the sewerage and drainage problems in the constituency, especially Campama Estate or Tobacco Road.

“I will also undertake initiatives such as Stench- Free, Filth-Free Tobacco Road and environs to help transform waste into wealth by involving the youth in waste recycling for health, environmental sanitation and income generation.”

Women forms key component in any development process and his manifesto captures women empowerment initiatives.

“I will encourage and support women groups to engage in processing and value addition to food products for consumption and export, conduct more civic education to ensure that the sons and daughters of Christians and Muslims and other ethnolinguistic groups would work hand-in-hand as brothers and sisters to develop Banjul North to be an example of tolerance of diversity for Gambia. These would cultural be and done through educational, social, cultural and sporting initiatives.”

He also plans to initiate annual awards to promote cultural diversity and national unity, thereby strengthening the Crab Island initiative and extend it to other constituencies, sub- regions and beyond. 

“We will encourage the Departments of Wildlife and Tourism to transform the crocodile inhabited area into an eco-tourism location for Banjul for educational, amusement and revenue earning purpose and prevent the reptiles from posing any future threat for human beings or being endangered.”

In view of the serious challenges posed by climate change especially in the City of Banjul, Sillah is ready to give the people of Banjul and other relevant stakeholders more information regarding the climate change threats emerging from the Atlantic Ocean and on how to nurture and protect the environment.  

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