NYC boss vows to resolve CRR youth conflict

Sep 1, 2021, 2:09 PM | Article By: Sulayman Waan

As administration standoff continued among the Central River Region’s youth folks, leading to leaders petitioning the regional youth chairs, the executive director for National Youth Council (NYC) has said his office would resolve the youth conflict amicably.

It could be recalled that recently, Abdou J. Ceesay, vice chairperson for CRR youth committee, eleven district youth chairpersons of CRR and two executive members signed a petition against the regional youth chairperson, Ebrima Sanyang, asking him to resign.

However, Alhagie Jarju, executive director for National Youth Council (NYC) said: “We (NYC) will surely resolve the matter.”

However, he did not reveal measures to be taken to resolve the CRR youth standoff but added that the youth ruling body will take the right decision at the right time to settle the youth conflict in CRR.

Ebrima Sanyang was elected as the regional youth chairperson for the Central River Region in a close race with Isatou Foon of Janjanbureh and Momodou Jallow of Bansang in the Central River Region in 2020. 

Mr. Sanyang succeeded Omar Jammeh who led the regional youth committee for four years and later stepped down.

Barrow tasks new UTG governing council to ensure quality higher education

State House, Banjul, 31st August 2021: President Adama Barrow today inaugurated the new University of The Gambia (UTG) Governing Council at a ceremony held at the State House in Banjul. He tasked the new Council to transform the UTG into a national institution dedicated to the nation's social, economic and cultural development.

President Barrow stated that the University of The Gambia has the privilege to spearhead developing the country's human capital. He encouraged the Council to reevaluate the university's curriculum to align with the country's development needs.

Emphasising the importance of Human Resource Development, President Barrow said that the growth of the country's capacity lies in the effective use of its human capital.  He prioritises human resource development, saying that "The quality of a nation's human resource sets the basis to preserve life, maintain peace and ensure inter-generational links, cohesion and continuity." He tasked the Council to appoint a Vice-Chancellor by the end of October and sign performance contracts for all the deans to ensure quality performance and delivery.

As the Chancellor of the University of The Gambia, President Barrow renewed his support to the Governing Council and the UTG as they work towards attaining the National development objectives.