Just after being sworn-in as a Member of Parliament representing the All People’s Congress (APC) in constituency 109, Hon. Amadu Fofanah disclosed that ‘developing my constituency is my utmost concern’.
He also declared that this was the main reason for his contesting in the just-concluded elections.
He made this disclosure in an exclusive interview with Awoko in the forecourt of Parliament on Friday after the swearing-in ceremony.
Hon. Fofanah, dressed in dark suit, white shirt and red tie symbolising his party colour, states that before coming into politics, he was based in London, working as an accountant, in a company for quite a some time, “but considering the various concerns raised by my people in constituency 109 with regards to under-development, I decided to come home and fight to put that constituency on its right footing,” he recalls.
According to him, over the past weeks, he had been trying to unite his people within and around his constituency, as the time for politics is over and that they should forget their various party colours and ideology but work in the interest of development.
“I am a servant working in the interest of all, not just those who voted me as MP, but for the general inhabitants of the constituency.”
“I have a cordial relationship with all the councillors within my constituency, as I have even started having meetings with them, as we should all work as a team for the development of our constituency and the country as a whole,” he said.
Explaining that as a dedicated servant, he will continue to work in the people’s interest. He promised that he will also continue to stay with them, as a house-owner in the constituency.
Hon. Fofanah maintained that he was impressed with what happened in Parliament, where some amount of political maturity was exhibited by both political parties as a sign of tolerance, which he believes will send a very strong signal to the various party supporters at home and abroad.
By Alhaji M. Kamara