Aug 1, 2011, 12:24 PM
Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) recently elected Nyima Jadama and Amat Jeng as public relations officer and assistant secretary general of the association respectively.
The nomination and election exercise for the two was done during an executive meeting held on 8 June 2012 at Unique FM in Bakau.
They both pledged to work hand in glove with the executive and general members of the association for the achievement of the association’s goals.
According to a statement issued by YJAG, the nomination of Ms Jadama and Mr Jeng followed the declaration of YJAG’s executive vacant positions of public relations officer and assistant secretary general on 20 April this year, as the elected holders of the said positions - Fatou Jallow and Amadou Wuyeh Manga respectively - have travelled out of the country.
Commenting on the development, Lamin Jahateh, YJAG secretary general, said the move was in fulfillment of the association’s democratic values. While welcoming the new executive members, Jahateh assured them of their continued support and collaboration.
Also commenting, Nfamara Jawneh, YJAG founder president, said: “Well I am very pleased to see our democratic culture being nurtured.”
Founded in 2007, YJAG seeks to promote among others the wellbeing of young journalists in the country, promote press freedom, build capacity of young journalists and foster government-media relationship.