GDA lays foundation block for multi-purpose skills training centre

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Gunjur Development Association (GDA) over the weekend celebrated its first year anniversary, with the laying of foundation block for a multi-purpose skills training centre.

The celebration was conducted in the form of March-past on the theme: Progress through unity. The multi-purpose skills centre projected is worth over one million dalasi.

The Association is comprised of members within the community and those in the Diaspora, who have been contributing significantly towards the development of the community in areas such as education, health and environment.

President of the Association Badara Bajo said the association was purposely establish to lead the development aspirations of its members and the community.

Bajo noted that over the years they’ve conducted several activities such as tree planting, renovation of the community health center and educational assistance to needy students.

“The Association can today proud itself of some of vital development areas it has provided to individuals and the community in particular including refurbishment of the village health center and the restoration of the community’s lost forest cover by planting over thousand trees.”

Baai E. Jabang, executive director of Trust Agency for Rural Development (TARUD) acknowledged that over 50 per cent of the country’s population is made of youth, something he believes has a serious potential of posing unemployment and food insecurity challenges.

“Looking at the current environmental and climatic trend we are faced with clearly indicates a swift change from rain-fed employment dependency to other manual skillful engagement as an area of occupation and income generation provider,” he said.

Fatou Touray, vice chairperson of the Village Development Committee said they are actively prepared to support and render both technical assistance to any meaningful project that are geared towards realizing the development areas of the community.

Author: Yusupha Jobe