On Saturday May 22, 2021, Dr. Richard Konteh (D-Unifier) and team visited the Bumban Community in the Briwa Chiefdom, and modestly declared his intension to run for the flag bearership of the All People's Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections. In a manner which could best be described as modest, Dr. Konteh requested the support and prayers of the Bumban Community to achieving his aspiration. After God Dr. Konteh emphasized "I rely on your prayers and support to actualize my aspiration."
Responding on behalf of the Bumban Community, Chief Yayah Kalawa, Section Chief of Bumban expressed his profound appreciation for receiving Dr. Konteh and team in his community, and took special note of his modest request. "You being the first person to visit the Bumban Community, and to declare your intention, we are ready to stand with you," he said, adding that "Bumban is one of nine sections in the Briwa Chiefdom, and we will do our best to reach out to our sister sections with the message."
In show of appreciation of the visit, Chief Yayah Kalawa on behalf of his people, conferred the chieftaincy title of 'Kalawa' on Dr. Richard Konteh for his courage to visit and formally declare his intention to the Bumban Community.
In conclusion, the chief put across some of the challenges faced by the community, among which included communications network, market and pure drinking water; concerns which Dr. Konteh took note of. The occasion was graced by several traditional dancing groups.