NEA gives to KMC Youth Fans Club
Friday, August 08, 2008
The National Environment Agency (NEA), yesterday, donated cleansing materials worth over D70,000 to the KMC Youth Fans Club, a youth organisation based in the Kanifing Municipality, at a ceremony held at the KMC grounds in Kanifing.
The donated items included 10 wheelbarrows, rakes, gloves, and spades among others and form part of the NEA drive to create a clean environment in the country.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Pierre Minteh, president of the KMC Youth Fan Club, said his organisation, since inception, has been in the forefront of environmental cleanliness.
According to him, through the Local Initiative Fund, LIF, his organisation has organised cleansing exercises (set settals) and also trained youths in waste management and harzadous, collection, recycling.
He then commended President Jammeh for his guidance, words of wisdom and exemplary leadership, noting that the declaration of the nationwide monthly set-settal will certainly help to reduce the alarming rate of malaria and other health related problems in the country.
"I wish to also thank KMC and NEA for their untiring efforts in helping us not only with material but financial resources as well," he said.
According to him, the donation would go a long way in boosting the morale of his organisation.
For his part, Duwa Jatta, director of Administration, on behalf of the Lord Mayor of KMC, said the cleaning of the municipality and it surrounding areas is the key function of the council noting that this kind of assistance to youths is important as they complement the government's efforts in keeping the environment clean.
He stated his council's continued support for the youth fans club.
HE thanked NEA for the noble initiative and called on other departments to emulate NEA. He urged youths to use the material for the intended purpose.
Mustapha Jallow, senior programme and environmental quality officer, NEA, commended the youths for their hardwork under the dynamic leadership of Pierre Minteh.
He further revealed that, his agency has a long standing working relation with the youth fans club as evident in the regular cleanliness programmes.
Other speakers at the ceremony included Ousman Fatty, councillor of Latri-kunda and Isatou Touray, who delivered the vote of thanks.
Author: by Sheriff Janko