Tumana youths weed President Jammeh’s farm
Monday, August 13, 2012
Youths from the Tumana District in the Upper River Region (URR) Friday embarked on a massive weeding exercise at a three-hectare maize farm cultivated for President Jammeh in Njayel village in the district.
the Daily Observer after the exercise, Mawdo Susso, the district youth
mobiliser who doubles as the acting regional youths mobiliser, commended the
youths for the massive turnout. He opined
that their move is a clear manifestation of the unity that exists among the
youth folk in the region and the love they have for President Jammeh. He said
the district started cultivating farms for the Gambian leader since 2007, and
expressed hope that the trend will continue.
He explained that the youths of the district are cultivating farms for the president because of the love he has for young people as well as the developments registered in the country under his leadership, be it in the area of health, education, agriculture or infrastructure development, among others, which mostly benefits the youths. Susso disclosed that the youths of the district have also contributed some amount of money to buy fertilizer for the farm.
Omar Sampo -Ceesay, the chairman of Basse Area Council commended the youths for embarking on the farm, adding that the turnout was not a surprise because there is total unity among the youths of the district. He said going back to the land is the only solution to eradicate hunger in the country, noting that 50% of the harvest from the farm will come back to the community. He urged the youths of the area to maintain the unity and to positively participate in national development.
Fatoumata Jamburr, the deputy youth mobiliser, thanked her fellow youths for their stance in the development of the district and the country at large. She assured that they will continue to be loyal to the Gambian leader in view of the fact that he places youth issues high in his development agenda.
Author: Momodou Jawo in Basse, URR