May 29, 2009, 7:04 AM
The women of Kannaye in Foni Western Region have adopted GRTS's Abu Saho as their father, at a colourful ceremony held over the weekend.
Speaking at the occasion, the Governor of Western Region Lamin Sanneh urged the people of Kassanye village to remain united in the interest of development.
According to Governor Sanneh, there cannot be any meaningful development in the absence of unity and peace.
"For you to realise your goals and objectives you must remain united," says Governor Sanneh.
Governor Sanneh further went on to describe Mr. Abu Saho as someone who loves President Jammeh and the APRC party, which according to him is the only party that can bring meaningful development to the country.
He commended the people of Foni Kassanye for the trust and confidence bestowed on Mr. Saho.
For his part, the adopted father Abou Saho thanked the women and the entire community of Kassanye for the trust and confidence repose in him.
"When this women kaffo first approached me and said they have chosen to be their father, I was overwhelmed owing to the fact that am just about 3 years old in the field."
He said after a series of consultations and advices from relatives and elders he finally accepted the offer.
Abu, aged 37, was born in Kulari Tumanna District in the Upper River Region (URR) and did all his schooling in the URR.
According to him, he was the APRC Youth Mobiliser and Secretary in URR and later worked with the MRC for 4 years before working as a journalist with the GRTS Radio in 2006.
"To his adopted children Mr. Saho assured them of working hand-in-glove in all the areas, including politics to ensure that they achieve their desired goals and objectives," he stated.
In conclusion, Mr. Saho advised them to maintain the hard work and unite.
Ms. Sarjo Camara, the Head of the Kassanye Women Kaffo stated that the reason why they chose Abu Saho as their father was because of the admiration they have for his programmes on the radio.They expressed satisfaction with the way and manner in which he presented his programmes.
They appealed to their father to link them with Sarahule Women Kaffos in the URR in order to share skills and income-generating activities with them.
Other speakers included Hon. Ebrima Janko Sanyang, the former