Mar 16, 2010, 9:37 AM
Beakanyang Kafoo, a community-based organisation in the Upper River Region (URR), at its district congress and Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the weekend, elected a new breed of leaders to steer the affairs of the organisation.
The Barrow Kunda Beakanyang Kafoo is a registered non-profit, non-political and independent community-based organisation in the Upper River Region. The theme of the event was ‘promoting democracy at the grassroots level’.
Tumani Danjo was re-elected as President while Ms Mariama Barrow was elected 1st Vice President.
Foday M.K. Touray was elected 2nd vice president and Nfamara Jawneh retains his position of Secretary General of the organization.
Alkally Kebbeh won the post of treasurer while the post of auditor went to Ms Meta Jaineh.
Ms Fofana Kebbeh was also elected into the new executive as a co-opted member.
In the same vein, Alhagie Lamin Touray won the post of assistant secretary of Beakanyang.
At the end of the election, President-elect Tumani Danjo thanked the members for renewing his mandate.
He promised that the organisation, under his leadership, would continue to serve the interest of the people of Wuli West and Barrow Kunda in particular.
As part of the congress, certificates of appreciation were awarded to individuals and institutions for their support to Beakanyang over the years.
The awardees included the US Embassy, the Libyan Embassy, The Point Newspaper, Governor Omar Khan of URR, the Daily Observer Newspaper, Gambia Info, GRTS Radio in Basse, FROGS, board chairman Oustass Yahya Sumareh and one Sona Jolly.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Secretary General of Beakanyang, Nfamara Jawneh, said: “This is just a token of our appreciation for your valuable contribution to our growth and development.”
He thanked all their partners including those who were not awarded for their continued support and collaboration.
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, Sona Jolly said she had been working with the group since its inception in 2001, adding: “I am happy to be associated with Beakanyang.”