Mar 4, 2011, 12:36 PM
A daylong youth forum on Gambia-Taiwan ties was on Saturday held at the Banjul City Council.
The forum, organised by the Youth in Development Organisation (YIDO), brought together representatives of various youth groups in
In his welcoming remarks, Sambujang Drammeh, chairperson of YIDO and a member of the organising committee, applauded the cordial bilateral ties between The Gambia and
According to him, the objective of the forum was to teach young people about the existing cultural, political and economic ties between The Gambia and
He said his organisation had realised and acknowledged the contribution of
He also thanked the Taiwanese embassy in
Declaring the forum officially open, Dawda Jones, public relations officer of Banjul City Council, in deputising the mayor of
He assured them of the council’s continued support while urging them to share the knowledge acquired from the forum.
Mr Jones also praised the government and people of
Bun Sanneh, chairperson of the National Sports Council, advised the youths at the event to remain focused and keep playing their parts to national development.
He told the gathering that as Gambian youths they should be very grateful for the various opportunities being placed at their disposal by government and development partners.
The ceremony was chaired by Sailu Bah, secretary general of YIDO, who reaffirmed their commitment in complementing government’s efforts in nation building.
Speakers at the conference included Adama Ceesay, a former