Over 5000 youths to weed President Jammeh’s farms
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Over 5000 youths are targeted countrywide to participate in the weeding of President Jammeh’s Kanilai Farms from 7th-9th September 2012. A Steering Committee comprising the APRC youths and party supporters is already formed to mobilise the youths and organise the event.
At a meeting, organised by the committee at the APRC Political Bureau in Kanifing on Tuesday, Hon. Pa Malick Ceesay, National Assembly member for Lower Saloum Constituency and co-chairperson of the steering committee’s fundraising sub-committee, said the targeted work at the president’s farms is a way of bringing together young people of the country to show their solidarity, commitment and support to President Jammeh for the numerous projects in the country since 1994; ranging from education, health, agriculture and infrastructural development, in which youths are the major beneficiaries.
According to him, the young people’s participation in weeding the president’s farms is crucial, as the benefits that would be derived from the farms will be ploughed back to Gambians in the form of scholarship packages, health and other development sectors. While assuring the Gambian leader that not less than 5000 youths will be attending the three-day exercise at his farm, Hon. Ceesay also assured him of their strongest support and commitment to the course of the country’s development.
Hon. Seedy SK Njie, a nominated member of the National Assembly and head of the logistics committee, described the initiative as a brilliant idea coming from the young people of the country. “We are going there to help the president and we will say thank you for all the support you have given us,” he remarked.
Babou Gaye Sonko, also a nominated member of the National Assembly, said the initiative is a noble course, that it is initiated to show appreciation to President Jammeh, ‘who has given young people of this country the opportunity to take charge of the responsibilities in the country’.He assured: “We believe in our president and we will always be behind him”.
Author: Amadou Jallow