K K Jayamma is the new chairperson of the Alappuzha municipality. She was elected on August 3, 2023, in an election held to the 52-member council. Jayamma, who represents the Nehru Trophy ward, bagged 35 votes.
Jayamma’s election as chairperson is part of a compromise formula to quell factionalism in the CPM. The proposal stipulated that Jayamma and Raj will share the post for an equal period of two-and-a-half years.
Jayamma is a former panchayat member and has been active in the CPM for many years. She is known for her work in the field of education and social welfare. She is also a recipient of the Kerala State Award for Social Service.
Jayamma’s election as chairperson is seen as a positive development for the Alappuzha municipality. She is a seasoned politician with a proven track record of service. She is expected to bring stability and continuity to the administration of the municipality.
Here are some of the challenges that Jayamma will face as the new chairperson of the Alappuzha municipality:
- The municipality is facing a financial crisis. The previous administration had accumulated a debt of over Rs. 100 crore. Jayamma will need to find ways to raise revenue and reduce expenditure in order to get the municipality’s finances back on track.
- The municipality is also facing a number of infrastructure problems, such as poor roads, inadequate drainage, and a lack of public toilets. Jayamma will need to prioritize these issues and work with the state government to get them resolved.
- The municipality is also facing a number of social problems, such as poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. Jayamma will need to work with the local community to address these issues and improve the quality of life for the people of Alappuzha.
Jayamma is a capable and experienced politician. She is up to the challenges that she will face as the new chairperson of the Alappuzha municipality. She is expected to make a positive contribution to the development of the municipality and the lives of its people.