Jan 15, 2010, 2:11 PM
The executive commission of the Gambia Scout Association (GSA) has concluded its annual nationwide tour shortly before the beginning of the national scout camp currently taking place in Farafenni, North Bank Region (NBR).
The national scout leaders on the tour were Sanna Jobarteh, second Vice President; Fatou M. Jallow, second Deputy Chief Commissioner; Maimuna Bah, Gender and Child Right Commissioner; Momodou Lamin Badjie, National Executive Commissioner; Modou Mendy, Batch Commissioner; Lamin Sallah, National Secretary; Momodou Darboe (Small), Adult Resource Commissioner; Cherno Gibba, Arabic Scout Commissioner, and Essa Jarjusey, Assistant National Secretary of the National Scout Council.
Speaking to The Point Newspaper at their first point of stop at the Kaira Konko Scout Centre in Jarra Soma on Thursday night, Essa Jarjusey, assistant national secretary, described their tour as a constitutional mandate for them to meet and discuss family issues with all regional scout associations across the country once every year.
He said the tour was meant to assess progress and activities of the scout with a view to improving its operational methods and helping the regional scout associations to develop on their weaknesses, especially in resource mobilisation, communication, record keeping, and training.
Mr Jarjusey expressed pleasure and satisfaction at the efforts of the provincial scout association, saying they are progressing rapidly towards the scout goal.
He further described the scout movement in the Lower River Region as a good sample of success for the GSA since in the 80s when the region became targeted as a provincial headquarters for scouts.