Nov 20, 2009, 11:15 AM
Manneh made this remark during an exclusive interview with The Point’s Youth Forum on Monday.
Manneh said youths need to be patient and use the right channels to enter Europe, adding that his organisation would sensitise youths on the dangers of using the back way to Europe.
Manneh stated that they are planning two approaches to sensitise communities on the danger of youths using the back way to Europe, noting that they would also sensitise parents and youths on the side effects of youths using the back way to Europe.
He further stated that his organisation is also expected to embark on a tour to schools and sensitise students against using the back way to enter Europe.
Mr Manneh pointed out that youths are vital to the development of The Gambia, noting that using D100, 000 on the risky back way to enter Europe is foolishness.
He added that many youths using the back way to enter Europe are without skills, and that more job opportunities for the youths in the country are needed in order to stop them from using the back way to Europe.
He also said that his organisation is expected to embark on a series of sensitisation activities on the dangers of using the back way to enter Europe.
“Many European countries are facing economic crisis, which will affect the African migrants, especially those from Gambia,” Manneh went on.
He advised the youths to be patient, and use the right channels to enter Europe instead of using the back way, which has claimed the life of many Gambian youths.