May 4, 2012, 2:32 PM
As the country joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace September 21, 2011 the Master Peace, a local group, also joined other civil society organizations to observe the day at the Manjai Lodge.
According to its officials, the aim of the celebration is to launch a new global peace initiative. “Master Peace will become the most heart-warming, global peace project ever,” they said.
Briefing journalists at a press conference on Monday held at the KMC Hall in Kanifing, Abdoulie Jeng president of the Master Peace in The Gambia said the organisation is the result of an intensive East West cooperation supported by NGOs, companies, cities and social entrepreneurs.
Mr Jeng explained that through music, sport, art, new media and the development of the International Day of Peace, master peace will encourage dialogue, collaboration and social sustainability.
“Our peace building project will stage a mesmerizing concert in
He added that by 2014 they envision 180 Master Peace clubs in at least 30 countries and regions throughout the globe. The Master Peace is something very important, he continued, adding that celebrating peace is something that the world should consider. I think through Master Peace, we can collaborate. Master Peace is here to create togetherness.
Modou Colley, a member of the Master Peace, said introducing the Master Peace in The Gambia is another achievement, noting that if you sensitize people about peace that is the time they will know the effects of crimes.
Ebrima Jobarteh, event manager of Master Peace said the day is not only celebrated in The Gambia, but in the whole world. The event manager added that as a musician, before you make music one must have peace first.
Mr Jobarteh called on the youths to involve themselves in peace-building, adding that without peace noting can be good.