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Basse Association Gets Steering Committee

Sep 30, 2009, 7:48 AM

The Basse Association (BA), comprising descendants and well-wishers of Basse from all over the world, has inaugurated a steering committee to run the affairs of the association until the ratification of its constitution and the election of an executive body.

The committee is made up of the following persons: Momodou Billo (MB) Krubally (California, USA), Pa M. L. Joof (Washington, DC, USA), Bakary Jallow (Arizona, USA), Yorro Sanyang (Pennsylvania, USA), Mamadou Sellou Jallow (Deventer, Holland), Ousainou Krubally (Cologne, Germany), Mamadou Salieu (Balla) Jallow (Portsmouth, UK), Filly Sabally (Greater Banjul Area), Dawda Sankareh (Basse Santa-su).

The Basse Association was founded on July 4, 2009 in Cologne, Germany, by a handful of Basse natives, following consultations on the need for collective efforts towards contributing to the development of Basse.

The association, registered in both the State of Maryland (USA) and in The Netherlands, is currently working on the following objectives: - Renovations of both the Basse Central Mosque and the Church - Rehabilitation of the Basse Cemetery's fence - Provision of antibiotics, mosquito nets and bedding for the Basse Health Center - Provision of computers, books and other stationery for schools in Basse - Awards and sponsorships for needy students in Basse.

On the current standing of the Basse Association, Momodou B. Krubally, a steering committee member, said he was happy about the "good start" of the association. He commended individuals who have contributed in the drafting of the constitution.

"So far the Basse Association has done a very good job in informing the descendants of Basse about the existence of this project," MB said, adding that the Basse Association has been a great source of networking for Basserians all over the world. He said their doors are open to those who share an interest in the development of the town.

"We all have a moral responsibility to give back to the community that contributed to our own growth and development," he stated.

Pa Joof, another steering committee member, said that the Basse Association is an institution that helps to bring about collective change in Basse.

"It is good to give back to the community," he concluded, noting that everyone has once benefited from a cause that implemented by someone else.

Basse Association's contact information is as follows Email:basse.association@yahoo.com Website: www.mybasse.org

Signed on behalf of the Basse Association (BA), Inc. Momodou Billo Krubally, Pa Joof, Ousainou Krubally, Mamadou Sellou Jallow, Dawda Sankareh, Filly Sabally, Yorro Sanyang, Bakary Jallow, Mamadou Salieu Jallow.