Students sensitised on African unity
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
The Campaign for African Unity, a non-profitable organisation in The Gambia, last Saturday organised a sensitisation ceremony for students at the July 22nd Square in Banjul.
The theme of the sensitisation was "Recalling as brotherhood and moving forward to United States of Africa" In his welcoming remarks, Ade of West Africa Senior School, said the aim of the organisation is to sensitise people on the significance of African unity. He described Africa as composed of the richest states if only they are united, citing the need for integrity and tolerance among Africans. He called on Africans to unite and make best use of their natural resources rather than leaving it to the western countries. For their part, Malabo Jallow and Fatima Nimaga, all students of West African Senior School, hailed the move towards African unity.
Annanei Vincent, the president of Campaigning for African Unity, thanked the government for maintaining peace in the country. He cited the need for love in building unity and urged African countries to unite in order to regain their lost glories. He described unity as the backbone of any progress and the only way in preserving African independence. He called for an end to the on going wars in Africa and to unite as brothers and sisters.
The ceremony was punctuated by a drama and poems by the students of Muslim Senior School on the need for African integrity and to unite as one family.
Author: by Giburiu Janneh & Alieu Ceesay