Jan 30, 2012, 1:59 PM
The youths of Kombo South District in Western Region recently held its general congress during which they elected a new executive to at least serve for a two-year term, responsible for the administration and monitoring of youth activities in the district.
The congress, which was held at Tujereng village, brought together over 500 youths and children from the 33 communities and villages of Kombo South, thus fulfilling their constitutional requirement.
The new executives comprise the following: Mr. Malang Fatty as Chairman, Miss Fatou Touray, alias FT as 1st Vice-Chairperson, Mr. Ismaila Bojang as 2nd Vice-Chairperson, Mr. Patrick Bola Mendy as Secretary-General, Fatou Sowe as Assistant Secretary-General, Miss Isatou Saidy as Treasurer, Mr. Lamin T. Jatta as Auditor, Mr. Alieu Morinho Jabang as Public Relations Officer, Lamin Fatty as Assistant P.R.O, Mr. Ousman Demba as Social Secretary and Mr. Sheriff Bojang as Assistant Social Secretary.
In the same vein, Mr. Nfansu Bojang was also elected as Children Co-ordinator, and Alieu Bah as Assistant Children Co-ordinator, respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of the Kombo South Youth Committee, Mr. Malang Fatty thanked the delegates for the massive turn out and hailed Kairasu Federation affiliated to Child Fund for their continuous support to the youths of Kombo South. He said supporting youths to build up their capacities is a step in the right direction.
He challenged the youths of Kombo South to support their youth organisations or committees to help shape a brighter future.
Mr. Patrick Bola Mendy, the Secretary-General in presenting his report informed the delegates that his committee was able to register some successes, such as establishing vibrant and effective youth committees in almost all the 33 communities in Kombo South, except for Sanyang which, he said, is due to circumstances beyond their control.
According to him, they also succeeded in providing four days leadership training for over 50 aspiring and present youth leaders from various villages and communities in Kombo South.
"They have also succeeded in maintaining their monthly cleansing exercise in various villages in the district," he said, noting that within two years a sum of D 148, 600 was spent in the activities of the committee.
Mr. Lamin Dibba, the Co-ordinator of Kairasu Federation and Mr. Habib Bah, Kairasu Areal Manager, all informed the delegates that as youths they have a responsibility to play in the development of both human and national developments, especially in their area of dwelling.
"As a youth if you want to develop, you need skills and independence as a result they at Kairasu have taken it upon themselves to bring about comfort in every child in The Gambia, especially in Kombo South," he stated.
The Governor of Western Region, Mr. Lamin Sanneh was not at the congress in person, but his words were communicated to the youths by one Mr. Lamin Jawla, who extended greetings and best wishes from the regional boss.
According to him, the government has a keen interest in youth development. He also challenged the young people to make the best use of any opportunity available to them.
Lamin Gassama, 1st Vice-President of Western Region Youth Committee attended the occasion, while Mr. Lamin Bojang represented the Alkalo of Tujereng.