This was however unattainable because, for many decades, the council has collected taxes, license, and other fees but failed to deliver the services expected of it to those tax payers.
A multitude of reasons caused this inability of KMC to live up to its expectations.
These include the loopholes that exist in the tax collection system resulting in fraudulent practices by collectors.
At the Council level, there has been a huge political influence on how the Council spends its money.
Instead of using the resources to provide development to locals, the council's leadership spends a greater chunk of their annual income on overheads because of several unnecessary appointments that came as political compensation for party loyalties, non-essential overseas travels attracting huge per-diems payments and other corrupt practices in procurement and payment of services by vendors.
With Bakary Badjie, that will be extinguished and we will transform the council into the institution that invests in its people - the taxpayers.