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Odilleh Hunting Society honours APGWA boss

Jan 30, 2012, 1:31 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Officials of the Odilleh Hunting Society on Wednesday presented what they called a certificate of appreciation to Binta Jammeh-Sidibeh, Executive Director of the Association for the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Advancement in The Gambia (APGWA).

According to the officials, the purpose of handing-over the certificate was to acknowledge the APGWA’s efforts, particularly under the leadership of Mrs Sidibeh, in promoting culture in the country, especially hunting.

Speaking shortly after the handing-over of the certificate, Terry Williams, President of Odilleh Hunting Society, thanked Madam Binta Jammeh-Sidibeh for her contribution to the hunting society. 

“This is the biggest hunting society in The Gambia,” Williams said, adding that every year they organise an annual carnival which takes place on 1 January.

According to the traditional hunting society chief, the society was formed some 46 years ago with the objectives of helping kids by paying part of their school fees through the society’s fund-raising activities.

In receiving the certificate, Binta Jammeh-Sidibe, executive director of APGWA, said she was greatly honoured and delighted to be given such a certificate for her “little contribution” to the society.

“As a human right activist, receiving a certificate of appreciation from the hunting society has indicated that they have the interest of women and recognize the efforts and achievements of women,” said Mrs Jammeh-Sidibe.

Other speakers on the occasion were Silas Maclean Jones, Sang Ndong, Sadibou Kamaso and Sanu Shyngle, who all praised Mrs Sidibeh for her efforts in promoting the cause of humanity.