By Aminata Ceesay & Aminata Camara
The newly elected National Assembly member for Bakau, Assan Touray has made a strong pledge to unite his people, following the end of partisan politics that continues to threaten the peace and harmony the people of the coastal town have enjoyed since.
And law-maker Touray is not blind to the “political differences” that continue to exist in his town, promising to resolve every little problem for a healthier development to come in his town.
“The first thing that I want to do in Bakau is to reunite my people, because there are some political differences among themselves, and I want to put them back together before going in for any other thing,” Mr Touray told The Standard.
He added: “My constituency raises lots of problems which they asked me to consider resolving, such as poor roads, street lights, football field, the Bakau women’s vegetable garden and a lot. I promise to look into those problems and extend it to the parliament for resolution.
“I have made some pledge to my people that I will try and do my best to see that most of their demands are put into consideration for the progress of Bakau. I will also do my best to work hand in gloves to see that there is proper waste management in Bakau.”
Mr Touray said he is open to ideas, as his task is demanding: “I am facing lots of challenges as at now. I am new in the system, so I need a lot of advice from friends, colleagues and any other person to tackle those challenges.”
He also took time to return gratitude to all who contributed in making his candidature for the hot-seat a success.
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the people who have voted for me and all those who contributed in one way or the other towards my campaign and success,” he said.
While returning his ‘unflinching gratitude,’ Touray called for patience as he works towards delivering expectations his people voted him for.
“There are so many damages that needed to be fixed but it requires some time for us to do something about it. So I am appealing to them to have real patience.”