coalition of media organisations, consisting the Network of Freelance
Journalists, Young Journalists Association, Women Journalists Association,
University of The Gambia School of Journalism Students’ Union and the Gambia
Press Union School of Journalism Students, is setup to facilitate a debate of
candidates wishing to contest in the upcoming Gambia Press Union elective
congress slated for 7th and 8th September, 2018.
This debate is slated for today, Wednesday 5th of September, 2018 at the University of The Gambia School of Journalism and Digital Campus by 4:00 p.m. sharp.
The initiative is intended to avail candidates sufficient time to communicate their key campaign agenda to members of the Union before the congress date. The platform will also allow voters to examine the competence of the candidates and make informed choices.
The idea is expected to add the quality of governance and standard to the Union’s electoral process.
Media practitioners – both members and non-members of the GPU- are invited to attend this very important event.
The positions available for elections are: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary General, First Assistant Secretary General, Second Assistant Secretary General and Treasurer.
The presidential candidates expected to debate at the programme are Modou Kanteh, Pa Modou Faal, Mustapha Darboe and Fatou Jaw Manneh.
Candidates vying for other executive positions will also participate in the debate.