president Ousainou Darboe has recently received in audience, officials of
Beakanyang Kafo, at State House in Banjul.
Speaking during the meeting, Nfamara Jawneh, Executive Director of Beakanyang said they were at the State House to brief VP Darboe about their activities in the country, saying their vision is to promote rule of law, accountable democracy, human rights culture and sustainable development.
Mr. Jawneh updated the vice president about their human rights education programme in schools and community livelihood improvement projects. “We want a Gambia where no one is perceive to be above the law and where fundamental rights are respected,” he said.
He further informed the vice president about their upcoming activities in URR and West Coast Regions to promote political tolerance and pluralism among Gambians.
Vice President Darboe applauded Beakanyang for the remarkable work they are doing to complement government efforts in nation building. “Your mission really gives me hope for The Gambia and it is reassuring to see all what young people like you are doing,” he added.
According to him, human rights protection should be the business of everyone but was quick to remind the delegation about the challenges that such work usually comes with.
He said the challenges are surmountable and the Organisation’s name alone is an innovation-Beakanyang, meaning equality for.” “It’s my wish to see civic education become part of the school curriculum and this is something I would have love CRC to consider in the new constitution so that young people will know their rights and responsibilities.”
The Vice President reaffirmed his commitment to promote human rights as he took delivery of some human rights educational materials including 200 copies of the UN Universal Declaration of rights and history of human right booklets from Beakanyang.