Dec 11, 2020, 12:26 PM
The Gambia is playing host to a sub-regional meeting on ECOWAS cultural policy and action plan for 2019-2023.
The forum attracted representatives of various Fulani groups in The Gambia. It was aimed at discussing with partners Fulbe Africa policies and agenda, as well as to inform these partners about some of the successes, challenges, and the way forward.
Alieu Sowe, president for Fulbe Africa (FA) in expressing delight with the work of members, affirmed that FA and partners are committed to promoting the Fulani cultural heritage.
“FA is committed to working with all partners that aims to promote the Fulani cultural heritage. But we will never be involved in any form of politics because this organisation aims to promote our culture and reunite Fulas.”
Sowe underscored the importance of the association’s annual anniversary, saying the annual event is designed to revive and reunite the Fulani cultural heritage and to make people understand their culture.
The annual anniversary, he added, also enables people from different countries to network for a common interest, recalling that during their last anniversary, international participants had the opportunity to network with potential business partners within Senegambia.
Amie Bah, vice president for Fulbe Africa said the organisation is ready to work with organisations that promote the Fulani culture.
“Therefore, we will not entertain any form of politics in this organisation,” she declared.
Momodou Sowe, secretary general for FA gave an overview of the organisation, saying the association had implemented various activities since its formation including teaching members to understand the Fulani scripts as well as organise seminar for journalists.
The association, he added, has succeeded in many things such as reviving the Fulani cultural heritage compared to previous years, “now many Fulas and non- Fulas alike are addressing in Fulas style.”
SG Sowe said FA also met Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE) officials mainly to commend it for introducing national languages in the curriculum.
“FA is also working with associations from diverse ethnic groups to reinforce unity and cooperation among Gambians.”
National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), last Thursday donated food items and sanitary materials worth 328, 750 dalasis to the Central River Region (CRR) Covid-19 Taskforce Committee.
After announcing the reopening of schools, which shall be in two folds in the country, the minister of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) has reiterated that “education is everybody’s business.”
Program Officer for The Gambia Press Union (GPU) Lamin Jahateh has praised the leadership of Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) Gambia chapter for its steadfastness in implementing numerous activities within a short period of time.