The newly elected chairman of Crown Hill Community #0602, Mr. Mohammed M. Kamara, has said that his administration will be transparent to gain the community’s trust.
In his victory speech last Sunday following an election in which Kamara seemed to have been the front runner from the outset, he said his administration would involve the four separate blocks that make up the community. Blocks A to D in the Crown Hill area comprise Johnson, Warren, McDonald, Benson, Clay, Caranda Avenue, portion of Capital Bypass and Camp Johnson Road.
The community is home to a branch of AME University, Ministry of Postal Affairs, YMCA, Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Afriland Bank, Euro Bank, AME Zion High School, CDB King Elementary School and two media entities, Power Radio and the Daily Observer newspaper which are located in block B.
Kamara, who is a student at the University of Liberia, said his administration will work to unite the four blocks in order to cause positive things to happen in the community.
“We will get the young and the old involved in decision making,” said Kamara, who is also the continental president of Model African Union (Model AU), a student movement that has its international headquarters in Savanna, Ga in the United States.
With 136 votes Kamara snatched power from incumbent president Claudius Cooper. Cooper tailed on a ten-vote margin. The third candidate, Mr. Emmanuel F. Nagbe secured 82 votes. There were 1,633 votes cast, with 12 invalid and four discarded votes. The polls were only for the election of president, according to the community’s constitution.
“We will build the conscience of the youths and provide a strategic working plan for both the unionists and drivers who are operating in our community,” Kamara pledged.
His commitment list includes supporting the community security sector, engaging donors to support the community businesses through loans and seeking scholarships for community students and improving the social culture of the youths.
In a letter of appreciation to the Liberian Observer Corporation (LOC), publishers of the Daily Observer, the community’s elections commission chairman Warmley thanked LOC for printing the ballots for the elections.
Meanwhile, Chairman Kamara said he will shortly appoint his corps of officers.