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Gamjobs holds Consultative Meeting with CRR Local Authorities

Jun 25, 2008, 7:10 AM | Article By: By Abdourahman Sallah in CRR

A one-day consultative meeting organised by Gamjobs was recently held at the Governor's Bantaba in Janjangbureh in CRR. The meeting, which targeted youth and women, was to educate these target groups on the existence of Gamjobs and their aims and objectives.

Speaking earlier, the Gamjobs National co-ordinator, Mr. sheriff Gomez, said Gamjobs is a project focusing on young people and women who are the vulnerable social groups. He added that women constitute 50% of the labour force while young people outnumber the general population by 47% based on their vulnerability. Mr Gomez further revealed that the government of The Gambia considered it fitting to create Gamjobs to address the needs and aspirations of the target groups by creating meaningful avenues that will enable them to access jobs. He disclosed that by the end of the project it's aimed to have found employment for 20,000 young people and women.

Speaking on behalf of the Governor of CRR, the chief of the Janjangbureh district, Seyfo Bakary Jam Jawoh, hailed Gamjobs, for doing such a wonderful thing in aiming to provide employment opportunities for women and young people. He then thanked the donors for supporting the initiative adding that the sensitization of local authorities will go a long way towards raising the level of awareness of local people.

He then urged the participants to take part during the course of the meeting.

For his part, the Regional Youths and sports co-ordinator, Mr. Adama Sabally, also thanked Gamjobs and the national Organising committee for coming up with such an initiative.

Other speakers included Essa Coker of Gamjobs, Ebrima Solo Faye youth chairperson Niamina West, Fatou Trawally lady councilor Lower Fullada, Sally Baldeh woman councilor Upper Fulluda and Yama Manneh of Janjangbureh