Members of Pro-Gambia Association, a youth-led association committed to fighting all forms of violence, have vowed to continue the move to maintain peace and stability in the country.
The members made this vow recently during a press conference the Association organised at Wellingara.
Speaking at the event, Momodou Bah, the President of Pro-Gambia Association, said as patriotic youth they are motivated by members to ensure that they sensitise the public on the importance of peace and stability as well as discourage people against violence.
“Before going further I would like to extend our profound gratitude to the President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa. I believe in order to prevent violence, we need proactive measures and ensure that we continue to advocate for peace and stability in the country,” he said.
Also speaking at the event, James F Mendy, the Information Minister of Pro-Gambia Association, affirmed that the Association’s mission is to sensitise the public against violence and how to nurture peace in the minds of Gambians especially the youth, saying “we want to work with every Gambian to ensure that we build a society that is free from violence”.
He went on: “We intend to launch the Association so that it is well known to people. We also want to celebrate the birth of the Association so as to ensure that stakeholders familiarise themselves with the Association. In this regard, we will be embarking on a nationwide tour starting October 7th to communities so as to spread our messages in order to attract large membership base.”
The Association, Mendy went on, is also planning to embark on an international tour to Dakar starting 22nd – 29 October 2016. The objectives of the visit are to sensitise young people in the communities.
“We also want to build good contacts with Civil Society Organisations in order to create awareness and share ideas,” he added.
by Awa Gassama