By Alagie Manneh
Another woman aspirant for the Banjul mayor Lizzie Eunson said she is the change Banjulians have been craving for, vowing to make the capital city ‘rich and green if elected in May.’
In an interview with The Standard, the international banker of 35-years promised to boost trade and eco-friendly investments in women and youth
“My ultimate goal would be to connect with other local banks, international banks like the Women’s World Banking in New York and other international trade financing outfits around the world to create more sustainable opportunities for women in Banjul and beyond,” Madam Eunson said. “Empowering a woman is empowering the home.”
Speaking on her vision, Eunson said she wants a city where youths are allowed to have the best education possible.
“I want a skilled workforce which is gainfully employed. I envision a city that cares for its old and cares enough to see that its physically challenged (differently abled) are given the right considerations. A city that is rich in its cultural heritage.
“Last but not the least, I want to see BCC in active partnership with the government in ensuring effective zoning laws,” she said.
Madam Eunson said her desire to become mayor is ‘simply’ to effect the ‘long-awaited positive change.’
“I have the wherewithal to be the next mayor of Banjul. Mediocrity is no longer an option for the leadership of a capital city in the 21st century. I want to raise the dignity of the office of the mayor of Banjul. I am resolved that I, Lizzie Eunson, want to be part of the solution and not the problem. We cannot all be outside looking in saying ‘ndeysaan Banjul’ and complaining.”
Read full interview on Mayor’s podium.