Barrow Youth group receives motorbikes

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Alumhari resident based in Cotonou, Benin has donated brand new motorbikes to the President Barrow Youths for National Development organization.

A cross section of the community as well as officials of the organization attended the handing over ceremony held last weekend at the organisation’s Basse regional office in the Upper River Region.

The donation which is meant to facilitate communication and outreach programme between staff of the organisation’s regional office and projects beneficiaries in the region came at a time when the organization had just unveiled 120 projects to the Gambian communities across the country.

Saturday’s handing over ceremony in Basse that was also preceded with the handing over of football jerseys to the 14 wards in the Upper River Region,manifests a clear picture regarding an all inclusive development concept of the President Barrow Youths for national Development, which according to the executive members has no political bearings.

The chairman of the President Barrow Youths for National Developments’ Social Advocacy Committee, Lamin K. Saidy and the Outreach and Communication officer of the organization represented the body at the handing over ceremony in Basse.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lamin K. Saidy said the people in the Diaspora have developed so much interest and commitment because of the visions they set for themselves,“that is to ensure,we develop communities and they’ve been mobilizing resources on our behalf to support our initiatives,” he said.

The organization also presented 4 sets of jerseys to each of the14 wards in the region as part of its youth empowerment programme.

According to Saidy, the 120 projects that theyare rolling out are projects that were identified based on the outcome of the need assessment test conducted by the development unit of the organization. “We have projects ranging from sanitation, we drilledboreholes, and we provide milling machines and fence women horticultural gardens. We also felt that Gambian women have long been decrying for support in horticultural gardening, so that is why we have that also as part of our programmes,” he said.

The chairman of the Board of directors of the organisation’s URR chapter, Bubu Drammeh said the organization welcomes all Gambians irrespective of their political affiliation.