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NAYCONF gala dinner set for November 6

Oct 27, 2014, 10:19 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

The Gambia National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) Organising Committee are set to stage a gala dinner on 6 November 2014 at the Paradise Suites Hotel.

Speaking at a press conference held at the Independence Stadium board room on Wednesday, Lamin Marong, head of the Marketing and Publicity Sub-committee, said the artistes expected to perform on the day include Jaliba Kuyateh, Mighty Joe, Humanity Stars and Amina Conteh. They target raising D4.9M for the NAYCONF, and the Gambia government has committed D1 million.

Apart from the gala dinner, they approached companies to support the cause of young people, and some have responded positively.

Diamond Table for the gala is pegged at D35, 000, Gold Table at D30, 000, and Silver Table at D25, 000. Individual tickets are D1, 000, he added.

The main sponsors of the gala contributed D200, 000 while co-sponsors contributed from D100, 000 to D175, 000, he went on.

Gamcel expressed interest in co-sponsoring the gala, and targets a hundred tables for the gala dinner.

Alagie Jarju, program manager at the National Youth Council, said it will take place on 6 November 2014.

According to Jarju, UNDP has confirmed it will provide D1.9M toward NAYCONF 2014, and support is also expected from UNFPA.

Gamcel has provided D60, 000, the government pledged D1 million, the Department of Immigration D10, 000 and also pledged to provide trucks to transport materials to and from the NAYCONF.

The Gambia armed forces provided D25, 000 and also promised to provide trucks to transport materials to and from the NAYCONF.

Presently, they have gathered roughly D3M and are in the drive to raise the remaining D1.9M, Marong announced.

He appealed to partners and corporate institutions to come forward and buy tables for the gala dinner, and help raise the remaining D1.9 million.

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