Jarumekoto Youth Development Association is to embark on a road maintenance in
Jarumekoto village in the Central River Region North on 11 November 2017.
The exercise is part of their series of engagements as development oriented youths to plough back to their communities.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the event, Edrissa Mamadou Njie, the technical adviser of Jarumekoto Youth Development Association, explained that the exercise is scheduled to take place on 11 November2017 at Jarumekoto village.
He said the youths of the village deemed it fitting to fix or rehabilitate all the roads that are in terrible condition for users.
He said access to their garden during the rainy season is a major problem, as well as access to rice fields, adding that even accessing some of their satellite villages is difficult.
Mr Njie said this was the right time for the said youth to work as a team and urged them to come out in large numbers and embark on the road maintenance.
According to the adviser, already invitation letters has been disseminated to various institutions for more collaboration to ensure that the event becomes a reality.
He also disclosed that through their regional chapter, the regional governor’s office, National Assembly members both the current and the former have already been informed about the event and some have confirmed their attendance in the exercise.
He thanked the youths in the Diaspora for sending their contribution to ensure that the event becomes successful.
Mr Njie also stated that hopes are high in receiving positive information from government institutions to support them in the exercise.
According to him, youths are in consultation with the department of agriculture in Kuntaur Unit to support them with fuel and some tractors to do the work.
For his part, the secretary general of the association, Ebrima L.B. Ceesay, said the association was founded some years ago by the concerned citizens of the village.
He said the youth has been embarked on many activities in trying to develop the village, adding that youths deemed it fitting to embark on the road rehabilitation connecting from various farm lands and gardens.
Also speaking, the chairperson of Jarumekoto Youth Development association, Ebrima M. K. Ceesay, also expressed similar sentiment, saying the aim of the organization is to bring development to the their village.
He said their aim was also to complement government effort in nation building, saying youths in conjunction with many other partners will embark on a road maintenance on 11 November 2017.