Aug 12, 2013, 8:42 AM
A.A. Jallow, Councilor Essau Ward last Saturday presented sets of jerseys to
fourteen community teams within his ward.
The presentation held at Essau Lower Basic School ground also saw a donation of ten waste bins to Barra Waste Management. The materials were donated to councilor Jallow by Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, Minister of Interior of Senegal.
Speaking at the ceremony, Councilor Jallow said the gesture was a thank you to youth who contributed a lot during his campaign. He observed that Nuimi have a lot of talents who can deliver on the international scene and expressed his willingness to support them get to where their want to in their sports careers.
Hon. Jallow called on players and football fans to treat their sports leaders with respect. He also called for the development of developing grassroots sports as well as common understanding and love within ourselves.
He challenged youth to be more productive and united in their games as Nuimikas, saying: “divided we are weak, united Nuimi could become one of the greatest forces within the sub-region.”
According to him, the bins is to ensure Barra is always kept clean at all times. He thanked Mr Ndiaye for the generosity.
Suteh Jawo deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports said the Gambia government is committed to the development and aspirations of young people. He thanked everyone who contributed to the realization of the day.
Ebrima K. Dampha, Governor North Bank Region thanked councilor Jallow for the initiative, saying his step will strengthen the relations between the two countries.
Ramata Kandji deputy mayor of Mbao in her remarks said people who elected politicians should always come first and therefore thanked councilor Jallow for fulfilling his promise to electorates.
She expressed their willingness to empower Gambian women particularly lower nuimi women to ensure mangoes and tomatoes never go to waste again in the district.
Matarr Jeng National Assembly Member for Lower Nuimi Constituency highlighted that politics is over, saying it is time for politicians to deliver on their promises.
He noted that councilor Jallow has done his part by providing the bins and it is now left to people to make best use of the bins.
“The bins are empty stomachs which need to be fed,’’ he told beneficiaries.
Kerewan Area Council chairman Modou Lamin Bojang highlighted their plans in strengthening the relations between the two countries in terms of health, education, sports, sanitation, skills training, agriculture, among others.
Yankuba Marong, Essau Sports Committee chairman said the partnership shows that the two countries are one people. He also thanked councilor Jallow for giving back to his voters.
Baboucarr Mboob, Lower Nuimi youth coordinator called on authorities to support youth who are current and future leaders.