Aug 19, 2020, 1:04 PM
The managing director of the National Water and Electricity Company, Nani Juwara and his team recently completed a two-day inspection visit to key project sites and facilities in rural Gambia.
Drammeh, founder/CEO of Positive Action Foundation West Africa (PAFWA) said Africa Renaissance Project will establish a resettlement centre dubbed ‘Stay Put Education and Youth Empowerment Centre’ in Mandinaba and Talokoto in the West Coast Region.
The centre, he explained, would include a vocational institute for skills training and a model farm that will serves as a farmer field school for training Gambian youths in agriculture, agro-processing and agribusiness to help them become big time entrepreneurs.
He indicated that the model farm will embark on massive crop production, horticulture, animal husbandry, aqua-culture and agro-processing with an eye on exporting.
“What motivated me to return to my roots to launch such an ambitious project is because I’m conscious of the fact that economic under-development and chronic poverty are mainly responsible for the illegal migration of many young Gambians and other Africans to Europe via the Sahara Desert/North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea.”
He lamented that many youths in West Africa who embarked on the perilous journey end up stranded in Libya, where they are captured and imprisoned, enslaved and brutalised by rogue elements in that country.
“Some of the young people who survived and eventually returned home are now psychological wrecks while some others that succeeded in entering Europe have been deported, making The Gambia and the rest of West Africa to be washed with frustrated, depressed and very angry youths.”
Drammeh finally appealed to all stakeholders in the anti-illegal migration campaign to support his foundation in order to ensure the success of this noble initiative.
Abdoulie Gaye, who pleaded guilty before Magistrate Sarr of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court on the 6th August, 2020, for recklessly killing three young men in a car accident around Senegambia and Kotu area, was convicted and sentenced to a fine of D2000 in default to serve one year imprisonment, D1000 in default to serve one year imprisonment and D8000 in default to serve one year imprisonment for dangerous, reckless and careless driving.
welcome to the 11th session of the Inter-Ministerial Press Conference coordinated by Ministry of Information & Communication Infrastructure (MOICI).
Writers Association of The Gambia (WAG) in collaboration with the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC), last Friday announced the first three winners of the Covid-19 short story competition.