Delegates from Lower River Region have called for full implementation of NaYConF recommendations that are yet to be considered at the end of the weeklong gathering with the view to empowering the young people of the country.
The delegates made these remarks at the ongoing 12th edition of the biennial NaYConF - drawing more than two thousand youths from across the country - which commenced on Saturday in Basse.
Mr. Lamin Simma, Regional Youth Coordinator for Lower River Region (LRR), said things are going smoothly and tasked the National Coordinating Committee to work towards providing proper accommodation and feeding to the delegates.
Mr Amadou Darboe, also a Lower River Region delegate made similar remarks and urged for continuity of the event .”We have no major constraints for now, everything is going fine”, he declared.
He thanked the National Youth Council for the job well done and urged them to work towards proper implementation of the recommendations since they would be vital to the youth empowerment programs and appealed to the government to provide the enabling environment for the youths in order for them to contribute to the national development crusade.
Binta O. Bah, also from LRR tasked the council to put extra effort in their implementation struggle. She expressed dismay over the organization of the activity, adding that she had faced some logistic problems, which were frustrating the hopes of many participants.
“The organizing committee should make improvements to see that it works because the youths constitute greater percentage of the population and this will motivate large number of youths to partake in the biannual event, but if the trend continues this way, the hope of the future leaders will be in the dark,” she remarked.
She applauded the organizers for coming up such a great initiative that will bring youths together to exchange ideas and pave the way forward.
Madam Binta S Njie, Vice Chairperson North Bank Region Youth Committee, said organizing youths was not an easy task and that upon their arrival on Friday they faced some logistic problems but these were later resolved.
She urged both the National Organizing Committee and the local Organizing Committee to prepare the grounds before the arrival of other delegates.
She expressed confidence that her participating teams would emerge victorious in all the competitions.
Mr. Demba Borris, NBR said it has been an easy task to scout and build his team, but said that it was a mission accomplished, adding that he has been able to build a good team with series of test games, to better prepare the team for the competitions during the auspicious occasion.
He registered dismay over the late provision of game fixtures at the time of the interview, which would make their work difficult as they need them to know their contenders and be ready to battle it out with them in the game of football.
“I am appealing to the sports committee to make timely availability of game fixtures, because we are in a dilemma and we don’t know who and when to play. This is making the situation little bit hard but I hope before the end of the day, the fixtures will be made available.”