Sep 20, 2021, 2:37 PM
For a duration of three weeks, REFELA , The Gambia National Chapter started on 15th September 2021 to train women on politics, leadership and capacity building.
The prompt gesture came to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and assistance during the Muslim month of Ramadan. The group’s spokesperson said they now intend to make the gesture an annual activity.
Formed in 1996, by young people of Manjai both home and abroad, Daru-Salam engages in sports, cleansing exercise and community sensitization. The group is now targeting to build a resource center for children and a health center.
Speaking at the ceremony, Alagie Amat Secka, a member of the group thanked the youth for mobilising such an amount of fund in helping their community. “This kind of offer can only be done by humble people.”
Ya Jongsaba, who spoke on behalf of the women, said the group has been helping the community of Manjai in times of need.
As United Nations marks 75 years this year, the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in partnership with UN- The Gambia is organizing a national competition known as UN75 Online Spoken Word Poetry & Painting Competition for writers and fine artists in The Gambia.
The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has warned that undermining democracy can turn the country towards conflict and bad governance, saying elections are crucial decision about the future of democracy, peace and development.