Feb 24, 2011, 10:55 AM
The Minister of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), Fatou Lamin Faye, yesterday presented carpentry tools worth over D86, 000 to 26-year-old Yusupha Jassey of Jarra Soma in Lower River Region on behalf of President Yahya Jammeh.
The materials were presented at a ceremony held at the MoBSE in Banjul.
In her handing-over speech to the beneficiary, Hon. Lamin Faye thanked President Jammeh for providing carpentry tools to a young dynamic youth like Yusupha Jassey.
“President Jammeh is looking for such dynamic and dedicated youths like Yusupha who is aspiring to become a responsible leader in future. Really Yusupha is an example to the youth of The Gambia,” Minister Faye said.
She also called on the youth of the country to follow the footstep of Yusupha to get trained at skills centres for their own good; describing Yusupha as a role model among the youth.
She commended the APRC Regional Chairman for LRR, Seedy Cham, and all those behind Yusupha, whilst advising the youngster to be serious in his work.
According to Minister Faye, over D86, 000 was given to her by President Jammeh to buy carpentry tools for Yusupha Jassey and she in turn assigned GTTI to buy the tools for the beneficiary.
She applauded GTTI for getting the right tools for Yusupha on behalf of President Jammeh.
Njie Darboe, National Assembly Member for Jarra Central, thanked President Jammeh on behalf of Yusupha and the entire people of LRR for the help the president has offered to the boy.
He urged Yusupha to make the best use of the tools, adding that if the tools are properly maintained and made good use of by Yusupha, the Gambian leader’s gesture would not go in vain and would be encouraged reach out to more youths.
Yusupha Jassey the beneficiary, for his part, commended the Gambian leader for providing him with the highly needed carpentry tools.
He promised President Jammeh through Minister Faye that he would make good use of the tools given him.
Yusupha said he has been in the carpentry service for eight years with young Gambians and non-Gambians serving under him as trainees.
Other speakers on the occasion included APRC National Mobiliser Yankuba Colley and GTTI director Musa Loum.