Immigration Department donates D10, 000 to NAYCONF NOC

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Gambia Immigration Department has donated ten thousand dalasis to the National Organizing Committee of National Youth Conference and Festival (NaYCONF 2017) at a colourful ceremony held at the headquarters of the security apparatus.

 The gesture came as the symbolic flag of the youth event, on its traditional tour of Government Ministries and Institutions reached Immigration Department.

Speaking at the handing over event, the Director General of the Gambia Immigration Department (GID), Buba Sagnia, expressed delight and joy at receiving both the flag and the delegation.

He posited that GID is partner to the young and assured them of his department’s support at all times. “We’re really glad to have you and this beautiful flag with us here. This is a great moment for us and we appreciate it. GID and the young people of this country are partners. My department will support NaYCONF 2017 all the way because GID is with youth.”

Director Sagnia challenged the delegation to use the youth conference and festival to dialogue as well as to enlighten each other to refrain from irresponsible citizenship.

“This event, NaYCONF, is a very important one. You see, it’s very important that young people dialogue and I believe this is a very good and important platform young people can use for dialogue. Young people should discuss among themselves, encourage each other to be good citizens and discourage each against ill-citizenship.”

Pa Suwareh Faye, head of marketing committee in receiving the donation on behalf of National Organizing Committee (NOC), thanked Gambia Immigration Department for the benevolence.

He described GID as one of the institutions that has ever been there for the young people. “Honestly, we’re not surprised because Immigration Department has always been there for young people. This is a great support and is going to go a long way in helping to facilitate our activities. On behalf of the NOC, I thank you so much”, he remarked.

The event was graced by a large crowd of immigration officers and young people from almost all walks of life that formed the National Organizing Committee.

Author: Lamin W. Sanneh