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YJAG holds Annual General Meeting 

Aug 1, 2022, 12:16 PM | Article By: Makutu Manneh

The Young  Journalists  Association  of  The  Gambia  (YJAG) on Saturday held an Annual General Meeting   at the  National  Nutrition  Agency (NaNA) Conference  Hall.

The meeting was geared towards discussing the way forward with members of the Association, review and make recommendations, adopt activity and financial report presented by the executive, review the draft constitution of the Association as well as make resolutions.

Yankuba Jallow, President of  the  Association said despite their challenges, they  registered modest success.

He noted that before the end of their tenure they wished to restructure the Association.

He called on members to take ownership of  the Association with a duty of care.

“We have real time problems in  the  media and as young journalists  these are platforms  we can use to discuss issues that affect us," he stated, saying as a General Assembly, members have the power to discuss issues  and hand them over to the executive to make the YJAG a vibrant Association.

He added that their plans include  collaborating with other affiliate groups of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) to hold seminars with experienced  journalists to discuss, make clarifications, learn public speaking and media laws and ethics.

Muhammed S. Bah, President of the GPU said young journalists should be motivated to  become who they want in future.

He encouraged members to work with the executive in advancing the Association and ensuring it achieves its mission.

He also encouraged the Association to partner with institutions such as the National Youth Council, TANGO and others in diversifying its activities.

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