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GTU new women’s wing president assumes office

Sep 16, 2014, 11:00 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

The new president of the women’s wing of the Gambia Teachers’ Union, Ms Tida Willan, has formally taken office at a handing over ceremony held at the GTU headquarters in Kanifing.

Speaking at the ceremony recently, former GTU President Omar Ndure, who also doubled as the chairman of the ceremony, told those in attendance that the new committee has a challenge, adding that if the outgoing committee was doing well, the incoming should continue and maintained that momentum.

Declaring that the GTU “is the most organized union in the country”, Mr Ndure added that there is nothing better than unity.

He urged the incoming committee members to tap from the experience of the outgoing committee members.

The outgoing chairperson, Ms Fatoumata I.A. Jarju-Khan, said the day marked the end of her five-year term of office, adding that with unity they would achieve success.

She said the incoming committee must continue to keep the union’s flag flying, noting that serving the union is purely voluntarily.

The incoming chairperson, Ms Willan, said to her predecessor: “We will rally behind you for your support.”

They would take up the challenges before them, and believe that with the support of the outgoing committee members they will conquer them, she added.