May 3, 2011, 1:35 PM
Daniel Joof, an international human rights lawyer based in South Sudan, on
Friday had a forum on peace and conflict resolution in West Africa for members
of the Rotary Club of Fajara.
The hour-long forum, organised by the club as part of its weekly lecture, was held at Senegambia Beach Hotel in Kololi.
Lawyer Joof commenced by stating the fact that Rotary Club of Fajara is playing a vital role in the society, community and the country at large.
He further noted that the club consists of a group of people who came together to give back to their society, connecting the country with very important people like doctors from Germany to come offer surgery services for the people of The Gambia free of charge.
As regard peace, he said it is one of the driving forces in helping humanity because without peace, without resolving conflict, there cannot be development.
Therefore, he said, it is the job of all to make the world a better place where even if there is conflict, access to justice and fair dispensation is assured.
“It is through peace that the blessing and development in The Gambia can be sustained,” Lawyer Joof said. “We have to respect one another regardless of tribe, political difference, and status.”
Minyan Jobe, vice president of Rotary Club of Fajara, hailed Mr Joof for the lecture, saying peace and conflict resolution is one the six areas of focus of the club.
The other areas are child and maternal health, education, community development, diseases prevention, and water and sanitation.