Network of Journalists on Population gets executive body
Friday, January 04, 2008
The Network of Journalists on Population and Development, on Friday, elected a new executive committee at the UNFPA office in Cape Point, to steer the affairs of the network for 2008.
Fatou Touray of The Gambia Daily was elected as the president and Abdoulie John of the Daily Observer as the vice president while Ebrima Jaw Manneh of the Daily Observer and Alhagie Mbye of The Point were elected as the secretary general and the administrator respectively.
The network was first set up in early 1998 to create awareness on gender, sexual and reproductive health issues, within the framework of population and development. The network is also tasked with the responsibility of advancing the UNFPA mandate in the area of advocacy.
Fatou Touray, the newly elected president of the network, expressed profound gratitude and appreciation to her colleagues for the confidence and trust reposed in her. Ms Touray promised to take the network to another level, adding that she needs the support of all as her new assignment is challenging and daunting.
On her plans for the network, Ms Touray revealed that they are poised to implement an array of activities during the course of the year. Top among the agenda, she said, are capacity building, creation of columns in local newspapers, publication of a newsletter, e-networking as well as radio and TV talkshows.
Other executive members include Buya Jammeh of the Daily Observer, Juldeh Sowe of Today.