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Binta Bah-Pokawa

Binta was born in Sierra Leone where she underwent her early childhood education.


She came to England as a young woman over 30 years ago and has made this country her home.


Binta was a member of Group 3 - Mosaic of Communities for the MK City Bid, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. Milton Keynes is now a City! Being part of this historic moment is one of the proudest moments of her life.


Binta also made history as she became the first Black-British Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the historic Newport Pagnell Town Council. This role makes it more possible to directly visit and support groups and organisations especially in Newport Pagnell and at times representing Newport Pagnell externally on community and civic matters. These positions have made it possible for Binta to interact with varied communities in and out of the County both professionally and in Businesses.


Binta is the consummate community activist, not only supporting but advocating for communities in Milton Keynes to promote and achieve community cohesion and good community relations. Her patience and soft diplomacy is her biggest strength.


She is a British Civil Servant and has won numerous Awards- including E&D Advisor of the year, Policy and Strategy and Gender Equality Awards. She was recently nominated for the Queen’s award for Long Service and positive working in the Civil Service. However, Binta's commitment to supporting community work continues unabated.

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