Aug 7, 2010, 9:36 PM
The National Clerk of the National Youth Parliament (NYP) has been appointed new Speaker of the Youth Parliament replacing Babucarr Mbye Saidy, who resigned from the post recently.
A press release issued by the NYP to this effect stated: “Forum of Speakers and Clerks of the National Youth Parliament recently elected a new leadership in five months. Hon. Aminata Hydara, the National Clerk of the NYP was elected as the 5th Speaker of the National Youth Parliament.”
The release added that Hon. Hydara would lead the NYP until March 2012 when the National Youth Parliament will hold its General Assembly.
According to the release, the NYP also said it had also put up a Vote of No Confidence against its Deputy Speaker, Hon. Lamin K. Saidy.
In the same vein, Fatoumata Mboge was also elected to serve as National Clerk while Abdou Jatta was assigned to serve as the finance officer.
It added that the positions of the Deputy Speaker and Deputy Clerk remain vacant as at now.
Hon. Aminata Hydara became member of the National Youth Parliament as a representative of Kombo North in the Western Region Youth Parliament in 2004.
She rose to the rank of the Deputy Speaker of Western Region Youth Parliament in 2006 and finally Regional Speaker of the West Coast Youth Parliament in February 2009.
Madam Hydara later in February 2011 became the National Clerk and now the National Speaker of the NYP.
Hon. Hydara, a determined, dynamic and progressive youth leader, has served in various capacities in The Gambia’s youth fraternity.
Upon her election, Hon Aminata Hydara promised to serve the NYP of The Gambia to the best of her ability.
She said there had never been a time when the young people of The Gambia needed a National Youth Parliament than now.
She called on stakeholders to support the NYP in its drive to empower and enhance the participation of young people in national development.
She also thanked the Speakers and Clerks for the trust and confidence bestowed on her in entrusting her with the new leadership role.
The NYP, she says, requires commitment and sacrifice in order to offer the services needed by young people of the country.
The NYP of The Gambia was established in March 2002 as a youth project on reproductive health by RAID The Gambia, with funding from the United Nations Population Fund.
The NYP has had previous Speakers as Hon. Mbye Bittaye, Hon. Lamin F. Bojang, Hon. Maimuna Sarr and Babucarr Mbye Saidy.