May 18, 2010, 12:01 PM
of Nianija District in the Central River Region (CRR) have celebrated Nianija
Day in Buduk, aim to promote peace, unity, culture and development of the
The ceremony was attended by dignitaries including tourism and culture minister Hamat NK Bah, chiefs, regional governor Sheriff Abba Sanyang, Nianija National Assembly Member Amadou Camara, minority leader of the National Assembly Samba Jallow and the Director General of National Centre for Arts and Culture Hassoum Ceesay, among others.
Tourism minister Hamat NK Bah, highlighted the importance of culture in national development and improving a country’s economy, saying his ministry is committed to cultural promotion.
Governor Sheriff Abba Sanyang spoke on the importance of peace in national development, advising the young people to keep on maintaining the peace and to work to support the development of the country.
Nianija chief Dawda Yourk expressed appreciation for the way the celebration was conducted, calling on the young people of the district to forge ahead for the development of the district.
He appealed to them to respect elders and their leaders and build unity among themselves for the benefit of the district.