Bureau regional office in West Coast Region, last Monday held a day’s
sensitisation for thirty participants from villages and clans in the Kembujeh
Ward, in Brikama North.
The forum seeks to improve the participants’ understanding in advocacy, dialogue and decentralise governance.
Addressing the participants, Ward Councilor Alieu K Darboe described the forum as educative and worthy, as it would help to address barriers that impede full participation and inclusion of women, youth and vulnerable population in decision making.
The forum, he added, will also enable participant’s skills so as to have better understanding of the various topics discussed.
Darboe thus urged them to make the best use of the forum. “You are the lucky ones to represent your communities here. It would be important for you to disseminate the information gained from the training with others,” he said.
Alhagie Tombong Jawara, Alkalo of Kabafita Ward applauded the Councilor Darboe for his commitment towards the welfare of his people, saying the forum is a clear manifestation to that.
Mr. Jawara also called on the communities to be proactive in their engagements and to be ready to participate in the growth of the ward, something he said, calls for collective effort by all.
Binta Sey-Jadama, regional disaster coordinator underscored the importance of the forum, calling on the beneficiaries, particularly youth and women to make the best use of the opportunity accorded to them.
Jainaba Jatta, Brikama North lady councilor said the Women’s Bureau is set up by the government to stand for the welfare of women and to bring about lasting solution to their challenges. “Let us join hands together to support women to serve in political and administrative position,” she added.