Meet the candidate: Longford Municipal District Uruemu Adejinmi (Fianna Fáil)
Name: Uruemu Adejinmi
Party: Fianna Fáil
Address: 4 Maple Lawn, Clonbalt Woods, Longford
Why have you decided to run in the Local Elections?
An active volunteer in the community, I am a member of St Mel’s Parish Pastoral Council, on the Board of Management in St Michael’s Boys National School and a member of St Mel’s College Parent Teachers Association. I am also the Integration officer for Slashers GAA.
I am a voluntary member of Longford Co Co’s Intercultural Working Group, working on a Strategic Plan to promote integration within the community.
I founded the Longford Africans Network with the help of my friends to create an enabling environment for growth and development of migrants from an African background, promote social integration through participation in community activities and celebrate the achievements of its members.
As a Councillor I can be of greater service to the Community, advocating for better quality of life for all in Longford. I also hope to inspire the younger generation, especially from migrant background, to aspire to any profession.
Why should people vote for you?
As a first-time candidate, I bring a fresh perspective to the council; as a parent of young children I want a safe, healthy and enabling environment that will fund our children’s future; as a female I am increasing gender equity and collaboration on the council; as an immigrant I bring the perspective of the minority groups which will help ensure that policies and procedures are fit for purpose and benefit all in our community.
What do you think is lacking in your area and what will you be campaigning for?
My priorities are in the areas of Education, Jobs and Enterprise, Social Integration and Housing. Making third level education more affordable will encourage more of our youth to continue in education and build their skillset. Providing transportation direct to universities is one way of achieving this.
Social Integration initiatives will be promoted to celebrate our ethnic diversity, bringing together young and old, more vulnerable in the community as well as their carers and families.