Attouga Wants Freetown City Mayor
By Abdul Hassan Fackie
Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The streets of Freetown were painted red on Saturday, 7 October, 2017, when tens of thousands of supporters of Mr. Alex Alim Bangura, popularly known as Attouga, came from all over the municipality and processed to the headquarters of the All Peoples Congress (APC) at 10 Old Railway Line in Brookfields in the West of Freetown, where he declared his intention to run for the position of Mayor of the Freetown City Council in the 7 March, 2018 general elections.
Addressing the party executive committee, his supporters, members of the party and journalists, Mr. Bangura stated that as a man who was born and bred in Freetown, he believes that he knows the issues of the city better and that he is the fittest man who can effectively address those issues.
He maintained that as a young man and one who is living with the people, he can relate better with them and work with them better than all his opponents.
Attouga maintained that if he is given the symbol winning the position for the party will be assured. He noted that for far too long the people of Freetown have been finding it very difficult to be paying the yearly Local Tax because they fear that their money will not be put to better use.
He said when he becomes Mayor he will engage the people and involve them in the collection and monitoring of the Local Tax.
He stressed that he will adopt the policy of working with the city dwellers as owners of the city in consonance with his slogan of "Na me en you for make Fritong," meaning "It is me and you who should make Freetown."
He promised that he will cater for enough markets to accommodate the traders as well as put strategies in place to enhance the cleaning of the city.
He revealed that he will resuscitate and empower the community centres in the various Wards so that most of the work of the Council will be devolved to them for greater autonomy and effective performance.