DSA clears President Jammeh’s Kanilai farm
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Sarahulleh Association (DSA) over the weekend cleared President Jammeh’s
Kanilai farm, an exercise that involved more than 300 youths .
the farm, the secretary of the Dynamic Sarahulleh Association, Yankuba Sinera,
expressed gratitude to the president for giving them the opportunity to clear
his farm. He said it is their first time of visiting the farm and it is going
to be a continuous process as they are doing it for themselves and not for the
Sinera said that as youths with great vision for the country, they deem it a priority to help the president. His words: “We are always watching President Jammeh on TV every rainy season and people from other countries also help him on the farm so why not Gambians? Since we are the ones who benefit from his provisions, it is our responsibility to participate fully in farming.”
He stressed that a country cannot be developed or survive without agriculture, Sinera also pointed out that the Gambian leader doesn’t need the things he is growing, but rather gives them out to Gambians. “So who are the youth to be sitting at home without doing nothing and watch the president’s farm for them?” he queried. He finally thanked the executive members of the Association for their support, cooperation and hard work.
part, Momodou Lamin Jarju, the chief of Foni Kansala District said it is a
pleasure to be part of the initiative. He also pointed out that the president
does not need the proceeds of his farms, but because of the love and care he
has for the people he will continue to farm to assist the poor. He then
commended members of the association for their support.
AlhajiEbrima Kebbeh, the chairman, Board of Directors of the Sarahulleh Youth Development (SYDO) said that it is peace, love and stability that motivated them to answer to the president’s back-to-the-land call.He assured that they are always willing and ready to go back to the president’s farm any time they are called.
Momodou Lamin Jobarteh, a member of the Board of Directors of SYDO expressed similar sentiments. He urged Gambians to be united, adding that that is the rationale behind the establishment of the Association. He also urged the people to emulate President Jammeh.
Author: Fatoumata Ceesay