A new youth movement; Youth Movement for Employment and Violence-free Africa
(YoMEVA) that focus on advocating for employment and a violence-free Africa was
launched last Saturday at the University of The Gambia Law Faculty in Kanifing.
President Alhagie Mboob said the Movement was created in 2017 targeting to create a society where young people would be involved in decision making and youth participation in politics and social activities.
He said they have been conducting capacity building trainings for members and visited over twenty schools during their outreach programmes.
Board member Yankuba Mamburay said failure to make and sustain peace could cause hunger and starvation, economic destruction and many more. He added that without peace, there would be no meaningful employment nor enjoyment.
He emphasised that unemployment has lot of negative effects like increase in crime, level of poverty, debts and homelessness. “We must not stand aside and look. We must join this noble cause because there is tremendous amount of joy in helping the cause of job creation and peace building.”
Presenting on how Africa can move forward to achieve peace and development, Abdoulie Kurang, a lecturer at UTG said Africa’s major challenge is youth unemployment and poverty. “I believe that Africa is one of the richest continents on earth.”
According to him, the government is not ready to solve the problem because there cannot be peace without development and there cannot be development without peace. Good leadership can promote peace and development in a country.”