Foreign minister stresses need for youth opportunities

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Mamadou Tangara, has said that it is important to create opportunities to encourage and attract the youth to stay home, noting that there is no  place like home.

Hon. Tangara made these remarks last Friday at GTHI during the celebration of Europe Day. EU Delegation in Banjul focused this year’s Europe Day celebrations on the theme: Deciding Our Future.

“If nothing is done for the youth by creating opportunities for them, no wall can stop the waves that will storm Europe”, he remarked. Tangara said The Gambia appreciates the “Tekki Fi” concept.

He pointed out that the challenges should be faced together in order to map out strategies for sustainable solutions.

He stated that ownership of the projects is a guarantee for its successful implementation.

“As rightly mentioned by stakeholders during an information Seminar held under the aegis of EU-Gambia Cooperation: You come with your projects, go with your projects but our problems continue to persist”.

He highlighted that it is important to consult us, saying the proof of the pudding is the eating.

He went on to say that EU partnership with The Gambia is based on shared values, on common concern and aspiration with the partnership growing from strength to strength.

He added that the EU has always stood on the side of The Gambia population.

The unity in the diversity of the European Union is an example worth emulating, he also said.