Mar 31, 2020, 12:54 AM
Earlier, the president-elect Ousman Jassey-led camp was accused of fraud. A case was then filed at the judicial tribunal set up within the University of The Gambia to probe the issue.
YankubaManneh, former secretary general of UTGSU explained that the 20 months of his executive tenure in power has been full of happy but alsorough moments.
Manneh dwelled on some of the achievements of his camp’s tenure in office, saying one of the most powerful achievements of the 18th executive council was a move to cater for the semester fees of over 40 students of the UTG, amounting to over D600,000
Also speaking, Professor Perrier Gomez, deputy vice chancellor of the UTG expressed delight in seeing how ex-products of the school are running and steering the affairs of the country.
To this end, he equally encouraged students not to allow anybody to destroy the name of the school or look low upon them, saying they should dream and have powerful aspirations.
He also challenged them to be committed and work hard towards achieving their set goals.
In his address, Ousamn Jassey president-elect of the UTGSU congratulated the 18th executive council for a job well done.
He called on the presidents of the various sub-associations within the UTG that the task laidnot on the executive council alone but to them as the governors of the UTG.
Jassey maintained that he doesn't see his opposition as opponents, but as people who love the student body thus stepping up and competing in the elections.
He assured the university body of his uttermost dedication and devotion and to ensure that they live up to expectation.
The out-going president, Ebrima Dampha challenged the president-elect not to listen to detractors, but always sift out positive criticisms to help in his governance.
“The interest of the students must supersede every other interest.”Headded.
As debate over the recent rejection of the draft Constitution Promulgation Bill 2020 continues, members of Afrikan Diaspora Returnee Association (ADRA) have added their voice and disappointment over the recent rejection of what would have been the new draft constitution of The Gambia.
The European Union through its funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Wednesday handed 8 tricycles, 5 solar-powered tricycles and 13 bicycles to five youth-led logistics companies and Young Poultry Farmers Association.
The sectoral advisory board and project steering committees of African Higher Education Centers of Excellence impact for development project, last Friday held their inaugural meeting.