The best kind of change often begins at home, and in ways, we might not even expect. When I started putting together the cleaning exercises, it was merely my attempt to contribute what little I could back to my community and the city of my birth, which I love more than any other.
But gradually and over time it grew, for one simple reason: the youths and women themselves got up and joined me in my efforts. And we found out something interesting: that working together we can achieve goals we haven’t even dreamt of yet.
This is what convinced me to run for councilor. I don’t believe our youths are lazy – I believe they need opportunities. I don’t believe our youths are stupid – I believe they need to be challenged.
And above all, I believe in the better Banjul that we have already started to build, and will continue to with your help. Cast your vote for Aziz Dabakh Gaye as councilor for box bar ward on Thursday the 12th of March, and join us on our journey to make Banjul a place of pride once more.
Aziz Dabakh Gaye is running for Councilor of Box Bar Ward in the city of Banjul. Gambians head to the polls on Thursday to vote for their local authorities.