NA Aspirant Says Banjul Is Turning Into City of Store's, Vows to Protect Residents


By Amadou Manjang 

Lyndon B. Johnson an independent candidate for Banjul Central constituency told journalists that Banjul is turning into a store city; vowed to protect the residents if elected into the National Assembly.

He made these remarks after submitting his nomination papers to the Independent Electoral Commission Returning Officer in Banjul, ahead of the Parliamentary election. 

“If you look at Banjul, everywhere is constructed into a store. People don’t have where to stay so most of the people are going to kombo,” he lamented.

Johnson said that property developers in Banjul are constructing stores that are causing residents of the city to loss their homes. This according to him, is depopulating Banjul.

“We have seen that the city is going on the drain in the sense that wherever a property is sold in Banjul, people tend to loss their houses.  And all of sudden (they) won’t have nowhere to go or (they would have to) move to kombo,” he said. 

He further added that there should be laws to help the people of Banjul Central. He stated that property developers in Banjul need to construct residential areas for people to stay. 

 The aspiring candidate said  the streets of the city are filled with container chassis endangering the lives of the people.

 “We see containers plying in our small streets. We cannot wait until there is disaster before we start to look for solutions.  We need to think of the lives of the people,” he posited. 

He told journalists that if he is elected into office he will make sure that the container chassis do not filled the city streets. He said he wil bring regulatory frameworks that will keep the people of the city safe. 

“The people will definitely be happy to see those kinds of legislatures coming,” he said. 

He further said that Banjul Central is not “well represented”, adding that the people of Banjul Central need better representation now.

He said that their past parliamentarians mostly do not live in Banjul, arguing that they do not know the problems of Banjul Central. 

“Banjul Central we need better representative. We have so many problems we think that should be before the house for consideration. I think going to the house is not just to go and be there: whatever they said yes that is yes and whatever they said no that is no. we are to represent our people,” he concluded.

Lyndon B. Johnson now awaits for his nomination to be approved by the Independent Electoral Commission after their scrutiny.


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