Businessman Manjit Lally Aims To Boost Cultural Community Engagement In Griffith | News from the region


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Two decades after arriving in Griffith, Manjit Singh Lally is looking to take another step forward as a member of the Griffith community. Mr Lally will run as a candidate for Griffith City Council in the September election. A familiar face to many, Mr. Lally is one of the owners of News and Gifts on Banna Avenue, Griffin Plaza Newsagency, and Yenda Foodworks. His first job at Griffith was working with Australian Frozen Foods, then Casellas before buying Yenda supermarket in 2014. If elected to the board, one of his is to help bring in the many members of the The city’s diverse community in the fold to engage with where Griffith is heading into the future. “For 20 years I have resided in Griffith. I have two boys who were born and raised in Griffith,” said Mr. Lally. “I have seen a lot of changes, but we need more.” LEARN MORE Providing a broader cultural representation is one of the driving forces behind Mr. Lally’s candidacy. “There are 70 different cultures in Griffith, and Sikhs are Griffith’s second cultural community,” he said. “As a new resident of Griffith, I understand the challenges of becoming an active member of the community and I want to help make it easier for our diverse cultural groups to come forward and engage with the community at large.” Mr Lally said Griffith has a lot to offer new residents and new residents have a lot to offer the existing community. Mr. Lally is a long-time member of the management committee of the Gurdwara Singh Saba Society and has participated in the Griffith Sikh Games as a volunteer or committee member every year since his arrival in 2000. Mr. Lally said how the council treats businesses, especially small businesses as the backbone of the local economy, needed improvement. “As our population grows, we need to look at the facilities available and make sure people have safe housing,” he said. Mr Lally said he is working on a group to run for office and is reaching out to a number of community groups with the aim of creating a group as diverse as Griffith himself. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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