#National News

UDP Youth president tells VP Touray ‘Youth must not be used as tools for exploitation’

May 8, 2020, 12:23 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

United Democratic Party (UDP) youth president and National Assembly Member for Central Badibou said Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray’s statement on young people during Gambia government’s distribution of rice, sugar and oil was misleading, saying he was totally disappointed with her ‘false’ allegation.

Sulayman Saho urges VP Touray to be mindful of her utterances and to exercise respect for others, saying she abused and misused the occasion instead of calling for multi facet approach to contain covid-19.

The vice president was quoted during the food distribution calling on young people to participate in the offloading of the food items as source of income earning for them. This angered not only Saho but a good number of young people and concerned Gambians. Although she insisted that her comments were taken out f context or misunderstood.   

Mr. Saho said if the government fails to address the challenges that young people are facing then it has fail in its responsibility. 

He advised President Adama Barrow to make a decision about his VP’s statements, saying she has sabotaged the efforts of the government and pushing her own political career to become the next president.

The Central Badibou lawmaker said it is high time for the VP to know and comprehend that the change she is enjoying was done by the youth and not her alone.

Read Other Articles In National News
gamcotrap african child
African Child
Jun 22, 2020, 1:39 PM

The African Child represents a renewed strength and vigor that is critical to sustaining the momentum as we look towards a more inclusive and prosperous society.

Southampton online university donates
Southampton Online University donates to GAF widows, others
May 21, 2020, 12:55 PM

Professor Atif Amin Hussein of Southampton Online University, The Gambia chapter and his family, yesterday handed over 50 packs of food items including rice, cooking oil and onion to widows of fallen personnel of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) and two drones for the communications unit.

evariste Ndayishimiye
Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye is sworn in as president
Jun 19, 2020, 12:53 PM

Burundi's newly elected president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been sworn in two months earlier than planned. No foreign heads of state were present when he took the oath of office in the administrative capital, Gitega, where he pledged to defend the nation's interests and unify its citizens.

DOKU Group
COVID19: DOKU Group Supports Honorable Alieu K. Darboe Foundation to Support Residents
Apr 15, 2020, 3:44 PM

As the fight against COVID-19 intensifies, Chief Executive Officer of Doku Group, Galo Saidy recently presented a cheque amounting to D5000 and 24 T-Shirts to Honorable Alieu K. Darboe through his foundation to support his community.

WTDA
WTDA distributes over 50- bags of rice to families in Wellingara
May 13, 2020, 1:33 PM

Wellingara Town Development Association (WTDA) both home and abroad have distributed fifty bags of rice to various vulnerable families in Wellingara.

IRENA
IRENA promotes widespread adoption of all forms of renewable energy
Apr 28, 2020, 3:05 PM

Officials of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said they are promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy.