Fula Association President calls for unity

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

President of Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia; a newly established Fula Association in The Gambia has called on Gambian Fulas to remain united, as he ends a seven-day nationwide tour.

Speaking at a recent press briefing in Brikama, Seedy Dem said, “I want to emphatically make it clear that Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia is apolitical and we’re not here to divide tribes. However, we are working towards bringing unity among Gambian Fulas and promoting our cultural norms and values.”

He said the Association seeks to revive, uphold and maintain Pulaar cultural norms and values with the view of fostering unity and understanding among members and the Fula people in general.

Mr. Dem said the tour was meant to discuss with Gambians more especially Fulas about the need for unity among themselves and to introduce the newly elected executive members, among others.

He said the Association is committed toward improving the welfare of its members by providing them with the necessary support. “We are not here to bring confusion or tribalism in the country. There are plans that we are working towards achieving those goals. We want to ensure that our future generation is being thought about the Fula language as well as our cultural norms and values. We also seek to empower our women financially so that they can do businesses.”

The Association’s spokesperson Alieu Jallow said the idea of forming the Association is to unite Fulas under one umbrella to work together in accordance with The Gambian constitution.

The Association’s first vice president Saidou Sowe said among the challenges raise during the tour was cattle tracks, saying that they will discuss the matter with relevant authorities.

Author: Momodou Jawo