Youth Forum: National Youth Council hails gov’t for supporting NYACONF

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The members and staff of National Youth Council and the entire youth fraternity of The Gambia, has thanked the Government of The Gambia under the dynamic leadership of His Excellency President Adama Barrow for the endorsement and support towards the successful hosting of the 12th edition of the National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF 2017) held in Basse, Upper River Region.

The National Youth Council expressed special gratitude to the former Secretary General and Head of Civil Service Alhagie Dawda Federa who deputize for the President at the grand opening ceremony.

We also wished to applaud the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Hendry Gomez and his entire Ministry for the support towards preparation and conduct of NAYCONF 2017.

Your efforts, encouragements and guidance were very useful towards the successful conduct of the bi-annual event.

Appreciation is extended to all our partners who supported NAYCONF 2017, NOC/ LOC/ ROC members, judges, referees, resources persons, facilitators, council members, media houses and youth delegates from across the country for unflinching trust, encouragement, guidance and support towards youth development in the Gambia.

Meanwhile, The Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce Pre-Exhibition Training on Trade Fair Preparations recently ended in Frafenni in the North Bank Region.

The training brought together 40 registered young entrepreneurs across the region and oriented and expose to Marketing and Networking Strategies, Trade fair etiquette and Opportunities available for young entrepreneurs in the Youth Empowerment Project and its various IPs.

NAYCONF has been the biggest youth gathering since the first republic. It was established by an Act of Parliament in the year 2000 following a demand from young people at the first NAYCONF hosted by the Kanifing Municipality in the year 1999.

At Nayconf, young people discuss their present, past and future and draw resolutions which they table before the authorities in the interest of young people. This is the 12th edition of the event and the second time to be hosted by Basse, URR’s administrative capital.

Source: Picture: Executive Director National Youth Council Lamin Darboe