Sep 2, 2008, 8:41 AM
Youths against Child Maltreatment, a charitable youth association, at the weekend embarked on a massive cleansing exercise at the Kombo Kerewan Market in Kombo North, West Coast Region.
The cleansing exercise attracted over 40 youths mainly members of the group, who cleaned the entire market and its environs of rubbish.
Speaking at the exercise, Abubakarr Ceesay, chairperson of the association, expressed the significance his association attaches to environmental sanitation.
He expressed satisfaction about the work done while thanking the volunteers for their hard work and good turnout.
“We buy our foods from this market and cleaning it should be everybody’s concern and all should make sure that this market is clean and tidy all the time,” Mr Ceesay said.
Fatou Touray, an adopted sister to the youth association – YACM, expressed her joy at the initiative, saying it is a step in the right direction. She also challenged the youths to be cooperative and hardworking to realize their aims and objectives.
Also speaking at the cleansing exercise, Mbinko Jammeh, chairperson of the vendors, said the vendors were highly appreciative of the exercise carried out by the youths, adding that they would put in more measures to curb the menace of indiscriminately dumping waste about the market.