Marawi City elected, re-elected officials take oath

BY ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA

MAJUL GANDAMRA SWORN IN AS MARAWI CITY RE-ELECTED MAYOR: Executive Judge Wenida Papandayan administers the oathtaking of re-elected Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra during the inaugural event at the Marawi City Hall Gym. (APB/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Lawyer Majul Gandamra led elected and re-elected local officials in the Islamic City of Marawi who took their oath on Thursday, June 30, 2022, and vowed to bring a more prosperous future to the war-torn city as they assumed the new administration of the city for a three-year term..

Re-elected city mayor Gandamra and other elected and re-elected city local officials took their oath before Executive Judge Wenida Papandayan during the inaugural event held at the City Hall Gym.

In his inaugural message, Gandamra said he would carry on his administration’s initiatives to further improve the city.

“The siege did not stop us, the pandemic did not stop us,… our will to elevate Marawi City is unstoppable,” he said.

Gandamra also emphasized that various vertical and horizontal infrastructure projects within the most affected area (MAA) of the city and even outside the MAA are now on the verge of completion. As such, he expressed the commitment of his administration to manage the projects properly when these projects are fully turned over to the city.

These include the Marawi Museum, School of Living Tradition, Torogan, Peace Park, Rizal Park, Sarimanok Stadium, Convention Center, roads and highways, the Marawi City Hospital, Sanitary Landfill,  and the various barangay complexes with madrasah and health center.

Gandamra also conveyed his appreciation to his family, relatives, friends, supporters, and colleagues in the law profession for all the support they showed for him. He likewise magnified his constituents as he thanked them for the trust given to him to serve Marawi City once again.

“It feels so good knowing that I have been chosen again to steer the ship that is Marawi City. I may not have been perfect but my administration has always strived to give Marawi City the leadership that it truly needs. Thank you, thank you Marawi City for that trust in me,” he said.

Meanwhile, re-elected Vice Mayor Anouar Andulrauf along with Gandamra’s wife who was elected as the First Councilor, Dr. Princess “Pala” Gandamra, also took their oath before Judge Papandayan.

On the other hand, elected city councilors Edmund Capal, Sajid Munder, Lailyn Dimal, Nasrollah “Pepe” Basman, Honeylove Macabangon, Nasif Marangit, Borgie Dalidig, Abdani Alonto, and Abdulrahim Lao took their oath before Mayor Gandamra during the city government’s inaugural event. (with APB/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

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