Jul 13, 2020, 12:18 PM
The Gambia joined the rest of the world on Saturday to commemorate World Population Day on the theme: ‘Putting the Brakes on COVID-19: How to Safeguard the Health and Rights of Women and Girls Now.’
Isatou M. Secka was elected as chairperson, Lamin Marena as vice chairperson, Lamin Sillah as treasurer and Alpha Dem as public relations officer.
Addressing the delegates at the congress, Dembo Kambi, chairperson of the National Youth Council said it is time for accountability, review of the challenges the youth are facing and celebration of the successes they achieved as young leaders. He said the NYC was established to run affairs between the government and young people.
Kajali Jammeh, deputy chief executive officer of Kanifing Municipal Council said the role of young people in national development is unmatched, saying that their leadership is a big responsibility.
Lamin B Ceesay, youth representative in Kanifing Municipal Council said they have made significant achievement in the past years by making youth employment as one of their top priorities and having vibrant young political leaders.
“We have increased access to information for young people in sharing information through our Facebook page and the establishment of children national assembly in which we participated is a big achievement."
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.
National Assembly Member for Central Badibou, Sulayman Saho has distributed 43 bags of 25 kilograms of rice to the people of his constituency.
Permanent secretary (PS) at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE) has called on Gambians to support basic education especially in this trying time of Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 203 students in different fields including medicine, pharmacy, general nursing and nursing anesthesia have graduated from the American International University West Africa (AIUWA) via online due to coronavirus pandemic.
Chairman of Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GAMTUB) said the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has come to destroy decades of human development achievements.
As part of their efforts to contribute to the control of and spread of coronavirus pandemic in The Gambia, Radville Farms with support from Waltrose, recently donated sanitary materials and food aid to various communities that are directly benefiting from Radville Farm.