Ahmed Harika, politician, alderman in the district Noord
"I was born in Morocco and came to the Netherlands in 1986, when I was 19 years old,
through family reunification. I'm one of the children of the first generation of migrant
workers; my father had worked here since years by the time I came here. Ever since I came
to the Netherlands I have tried to participate: I learned the language as well as a profession.
I got interested in politics because I saw things happening in my environment that I
wanted to influence myself. That way I became a member of GroenLinks in 1993.
I entered district politics because this is the political institution that is closest
to the inhabitants. I like to work with people. The most important thing about my work
here is to cooperate with the inhabitants, old inhabitants and migrants alike."
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Rotterdam, April MMVI,
lith print on transparent film.
(c) Samuli Schielke