Jackson mayor, city council members sworn-in Thursday

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and members of the Jackson City Council renewed their oath of office Thursday at the Jackson Convention Complex.

The mayor said his top priorities for the next four years are getting crime under control and improving the city’s aging infrastructure.

Rukia Lumumba, the mayor’s sister, said, “The work he’s doing now is the fulfillment our parents laid out a long time ago when we were firstborn and as they reared us.”

“I believe the challenges ahead of us merely supports the notion that we should be engaged more often than we have been, should be more engaged in continuous dialogue,” said the mayor.

Following the morning’s events, family-friendly outdoor celebrations were hosted in each of the City’s seven wards featuring free food, giveaways, and activities for kids. The evening will culminate with a fireworks display hosted by Merc B, and live performances by Teneia, 5th Child, and Rita Brent.

There will be a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex.

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