By Bampia Bundu
The Honorable Member of Parliament representing Constituency 105, Hon. Nuru Deen Sankoh Yillah, has expressed his disappointment over what he described as the reckless manner in which the Freetown City Council (FCC) is running the city of Freetown.
Hon. Nuru Deen made this statement on Saturday, May 5 during the launching ceremony of the Precious Ladies Social Club at Upper Bombay Street in Freetown.
He explained that since the coming into office of suspended Major Herbert George Williams in May 2008 they have been receiving negative remarks by the people in the various communities in Freetown on the poor performance of the Freetown City Council.
He observed that there is nothing the management of the Freetown City Council y can point to as development since they came to office four years ago.
He said as far as he was concerned the Freetown City Council has failed to successfully perform its duties compared to other Local Councils across the country.
Hon. Nuru Deen also stated that as Parliamentarians they are very disappointed with the work of the Council which he said is a great embarrassment to them.
He disclosed that had it not been for his personal money which he has been using to undertake development activities in his Constituency things would have been worse that they are now.
He called on the gathering e to understand that it is the role of Members of Parliament to make laws while it is the responsibility of the Councilors to undertake development activities in their Wards.
“Since I took over leadership in my constituency the Freetown City Council has done nothing in my constituency, and I have been going through hell to develop my constituency,” he confessed. He called on the members of the Precious Ladies Social Club to continue their good work in ensuring that they bring change to their community, appealing to them to focus on changing the live styles of their colleague young women who are involved in anti social activities in the community.
In her remarks, the Chairlady of Precious Ladies Social Club Madam Salay Kamara, assured members of the community of their continued work in advocating for a peaceful and non violent 2012 general elections.
She revealed that their organization was established three months ago with the main objective of bringing young people together to bring unity and development to their constituency.