Oct 21, 2009, 7:58 AM
The Governor of West Coast Region, Lamin Sanneh, recently presided over the presentation of a cheque amounting to one hundred and forty thousand dalasis (D140,000) to the region’s Nayconf local organising committee.
The money formed part of Brikama Area Council’s contribution to the region’s Nayconf delegation to the next month’s biennial youth gathering.
According to Governor Sanneh, the council is performing to expectations as amplified by their presentation of cheques recently to the CILIP project as well as to the Sutsinjang community.
He urged the region’s camp to go for the medals and glory rather than creating rooms of division among themselves while in Janjangbureh.
He said the region’s track records in the past are sparkling and worthy of emulation by those going for this year’s national youth gathering.
He singled out the likes of Dawda Faye, Fatou Bum and others who all hail from the region and made prominence to the spotlight courtesy of the biennial youth gathering.
Speaking at the presentation, held at the council’s chambers in Brikama, Alhagie Tamba Kinteh, chief executive officer of the council, also affirms his office’s commitment to youth empowerment.
“We understand that the youths comprise half of the population of the region and for which council deems it wise to contribute its quota towards your preparations in terms of logistics so that you can participate fully in both the conference and festival,” he said.
Dembo Kambeh, West Coast Region youth chairman, applauded the BAC for their foresight and commitment towards youth development in the region, while promising that the funds will be used judiciously and the region’s camp will emerge victorious as the youths of the country head to the central region of the country.
The chairman of the council, Alhagie Sunkary Badjie, also spoke at the occasion, attended by prominent local dignitaries in the region.