Sayerr Jobe is considered to be the founder of SerreKunda. Yankuba
Colley  is the current Mayor of KMC. The road he is named after was
already named after the founder of SerreKunda. We are wondering why
the change of name.The Government claims that it is promoting culture and tradition. What
could more be in line with its claims than to name a street after the
founder of a village whose life is already history? On the other hand,
a Mayor or Mayoress has a three four year term limit and has to be
accountable to the public up to his or her last day in office.
Public servants or elected representatives who serve well are given
national or municipal awards. Towns, streets and monuments are often
named after people who have lived exemplary lives or were father or
mother figures of communities and nations during their life time.
The naming of the street should not have been transformed into a
partisan affair when everyone is  aware that it costs 7.7 Million
dollars to construct and that the sum was provided by the Islamic
Development Bank which has to be paid back through tax money squeezed
from the pause  of the whole nation. The project is a national one and
not a municipal one.
In our view, Sayerr Jobe Avenue is a fitting name which did not
engender any controversy. On the other hand the name change is raising
many questions and comments. Foroyaa will do a Vox Pop to find out the
thinking of the residents of Serrekunda.