LAPU-LAPU City mayor-elect Junard “Ahong” Chan has vowed to finish the projects of outgoing Mayor Paz Radaza.
Chan promised not to block the construction of the P70-million building of the city’s Arts and Design School.
For her part, Radaza said the project is on its implementation phase as the school board already approved its budget.
Radaza, the city’s incoming congresswoman, said it would be up to Chan to go on with the construction of the building.
Chan sees nothing wrong with the Radaza-initiated project, adding that he must pursue it as education is the top priority of his incoming administration.
The building, he said, would benefit the youth with artistic skills.
“Honestly, the city is short of school buildings. We will continue that project,” Chan said.
In the May 13, 2019 midterm elections, Chan defeated Radaza’s husband Arturo in the bitter mayoral race that saw both camps trading barbs against each other.
Meanwhile, Chan promised to establish a livelihood training center to help his jobless constituents.
“Lapu-Lapu is an industrial city. We have several companies here, and to help the residents find jobs, the city would assist them in their trainings,” he said in a mix of Cebuano and English.
The other projects that Chan would act on right after he assumes the post of mayor include the renovation of the city hospital, improvement of the traffic system and the implementation of socialized housing.
Last week, Chan said, he met President Rodrigo Duterte, who reminded him to clean the city from illegal drugs.
On June 30, Chan will take his oath of office in front of his supporters at the Hoops Dome on Humay-Humay Road.
The transition teams of Chan and Radaza will meet on the same day for the turnover of documents. (From FVQ of SuperBalita Cebu, KAL)