Jun 9, 2009, 8:18 AM
The Association of the Musical Friends of The Gambia recently paid a visit to Kubuneh village in the Western Region.
The visit was to see the banana garden sponsored by the Holland-based Association of the Musical Friends.
Speaking shortly after their arrival with Entertainment, Mr. Mourice Yajoh one of the founders of the association, said that the main purpose of the visit was to see the banana garden in Kubuneh village and to discussed ways and means with the villagers in developing the garden.
He said that the association was established away back in 2005 and mainly focused on areas of education, agriculture as well as health. He maintained that his association has registered a lot of achievements.
In 2005, according to Mr. Yajoh, the association had its first induction station for the people to recognised the headquarters located at Number 1 Kolongba Road, Dippa kunda in Serrekunda.
The vision of this association, Mr Yajoh explained that they focus on two villages in the Western Region, namely Kubuneh and Sokoit village. He said in Kubuneh, the association was allocated a land area located at the east of Kubuneh village not far from the river for agriculture and their main activity is to plant banana with the collaboration of the community.
He revealed that this undertaking is mainly sponsored by a Dutch-based Organisation called Association of the Musical Friends, headed by Director Diane Van Wissen.
Speaking earlier, Mr Sulayman Jammeh, a senior executive of the association thanked the women of the village for what he termed as magnificent hospitality. He commended the women for their hard work on the banana garden and called on the village community to give them the support needed. He said if the garden progresses, it will creat a lot of employment for the youths in the area.
"I want to tell the Kubuneh people that this place is blessed with so many organizations coming to this village and establish projects," he added.
Mr Jammeh assured the villagers that his association will try and fence the banana garden.
Other speakers included the alkalo of the village, Haruna Tamba, Binta Sanyang, Amadou Sanyang and Kawsu Jatta who both expressed similar sentiments.
The visit was punctuated by the musical entertain.