Kinderburgemeester Linka and new kinderraad sworn in
On Wednesday afternoon, Maastricht's new Kinderraad (children's council) was installed, there was also another new kinderburgemeester (children's mayor): Linka Sampedro von Raesfeld.
This year, the Kinderraad consists of 15 children from 8 primary schools. Wethouder Manon Fokke: "It's great that we managed to find enough children to join the Kinderraad again. We even had to draw lots this year for the 15 spots available. I look forward to the opinions of this new Kinderraad." Ultimately, that is what the new Kinderraad is supposed to provide: new advice for the gemeenteraad (municipal council) and stadsbestuur (city board).