-Bombo, Karmo Face Off
By Prosper K. Tamba, UL Mass Communication Department
As Jallah Town gears up towards its special election on Feb. 24, 2019, after ten years of acting leadership, the Independent Election Commission held its first debate on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the community town hall.
The debate, which brought together several supporters from various camps, listened to their candidates explaining their visions for the community.
One of those who spoke was Alfred T. Bombo of Jallah Town, who said for over ten years, he had been acting as secretary general and chaplain in which the community trusted him.
Mr. Bombo told his supporters that, if elected, he would work harder to see the development of the community. He said due to his passion to work for the community, he would make a good leader.
Mr. Patrick P. Karmo, also of Jallah Town, told his supporters that, due to his involvement to make sure those residents of Jallah Town who were left out of the electricity exercise and pipe-borne water received the service, he has the ability to get things done and therefore he could be the best leader for the community.
Mr. Karmo also spoke on the empowerment of youth and women as one of his key agenda items if elected as chairman of Jallah Town community.
Moreover, supporters who also turned out for the debate expressed gratitude to the election commission for organizing the forum which brought together four candidates, and four youth chairmen.
There were other residents at the debate who expressed disappointment in the commission for what they referred to as a noisy debate.