Honore Kamegni

Cork City South East
Honore Kamegni
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Make history: A Council that looks like Cork

I am from Cameroon in Central Africa. I moved to Ireland in 2002. I was a postman in Douglas and Rochestown for 14 years. I am married to Viviane and we have two daughters. I want to continue to serve you, this time as your representative, and make history as the first black man on Cork City Council. Of the 31 seats on the Council, black people occupy zero. I am putting myself forward and asking for your support to correct this with a Council that looks like Cork.

My priorities

Housing - Councils used to provide enough housing for people until the takeover of a failed ideology, which saw councils leave a vacuum in the housing sector, supposedly to be filled by private developers. We have the power to break this pattern and take a leading role in the housing sector again. I will use every power available to me to support the development of public, private and affordable housing and cost rental to meet our needs, particularly for young people still living at home.

Placemaking - I want to bring derelict buildings back to life, fix potholes, develop more rainbow clubs and places for families, and make 30 km/h speed zones the norm to save lives and make the places we live in for local people instead of through traffic.

Transport - We need leadership to modernise the transport system to cater for the major new housing development we need and will have. I want to make the best use of limited road space to minimise journey times and promote a healthy city.

Honore Kamegni