Sep 28, 2010, 3:16 PM
The presentation of the flag was held at Denton Bridge, where it was received on behalf of Mayor Abdoulie Bah by councillor Tunko Jammeh and BCC public relations officer Sandigie Njie.
The event was also witnessed by the BCC councillors, and committee members of various youth groups.
This year’s event is set to be held from the 12th to 21st December in the Lower River Region, and will be witnessed by youths from across the nation.
In an interview with The Point, PRO Sandigie Njie said BCC is on preparations for the event, which he said will give them the opportunity to showcase their skills as representatives of the capital city.
Banjul is preparing for the various events, including drama, and that they will have ten drama participants to represent the city. The city is also set to participate in other events.
He pointed out the significance of the event, as it serves a platform for young people where pertinent issues are discussed every two years.
PRO Njie said they were asked by the Mayor of Banjul to receive the flag with silence as a mark of respect.
“While receiving the flag, it was also a moment of grief for the young people who lost their lives recently, as were part of the Banjul delegates who received the flag two years ago and participated as well. The souls that were lost affect us both directly and indirectly, as they were also part of the city,” he lamented.