Essau Ward councilor, others extol NCCE for community outreach

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Councilor of Essau Ward, Kebba Jallow and people of Lower Nuimi have commended the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) and The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (TANGO) for their joint outreach on democracy, good governance, human rights and rule of law.

The recent sensitisation campaign is part of activities of a two-year project dubbed: Strengthening human rights and good governance in The Gambia, also call the ‘Democracy Project’ which was being funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).

The project seeks to enhance citizens’ awareness and understanding of democracy, rule of law, and civic rights and duties and to promote political pluralism, tolerance and peaceful coexistence within communities across the country.

At a recent meeting in Essau, Mr. Jallow thanked both organizations for the initiative, saying the community outreach expose Gambians to the real meaning of democracy.

He pointed out that the role of NCCE is very important and crucial in educating communities on their fundamental duties and rights, saying peace, love, unity and respect for one another is what can make democracy prevail in the countr

“Democracy means love and respect for one another and not insulting, castigating or undermining efforts,” he also said.

Fa Bakary Nana Sonko, Chief of Lower Nuimi District called on all to put aside their political differences and work for the development of the country, reminding that only Gambians can lead the development of the country.

Momodou Jammeh, a native of Kanuma said power can be poisonous when abused and challenged citizens to always elect leaders who they trust. He thanked NCCE and TANGO for the community outreach.

Saikou M.S. Suwareh, a native of Badibu Kerewan indicated that people perceive democracy differently based on their understanding and that through such sensitization that Gambians will understand the real meaning of democracy. 

Author: Sanna Jallow