URR Governor Assures of Successful APRC Youth Rally

URR Governor Assures of Successful APRC Youth Rally




The Governor of the Upper River Region (URR) has given strong assurance for a successful organisation of the Basse APRC Youth Rally. He added that the massive turn out in the rally would be translated into 100 percent votes for President Jammeh in the 1st December 2016 poll.

Governor Omar Sompo Ceesay made this remark in a brief interview with the Daily Observer ahead of his Region’s hosting of the Rally that is expected to bring together over 50,000 youth delegates from all the regions of the country in Basse from 29th September to 3rd October 2016.

The Governor, who sound optimistic about the successful holding of the Rally, said everyone in the region, especially stakeholders and the various sub-committees are doing well in terms of preparations. He cited sub-committees for accommodation, food, security, health, media among others, as very hard working on their assignments.

He also cited women, elders, councillors and other community members of the region as very committed, hard working and supportive to the various committees on the various issues that need to be addressed before the Rally.

Governor Ceesay highlighted the importance of the various sub-committees such as the one for security, which he said cannot be compromised.  “The same goes for health sub-committee headed by the regional health officer of the URR and the media is also doing their best as seen in the frequency of radio programmes and announcements on it,’’ he added.

The URR Governor, affirmed that all delegates of the APRC Youth Rally are APRC-oriented minds and supporters hence all of them will translate their votes 100 percent for President Jammeh and the APRC party. He added that the meeting is all about exhibiting support for the President and the APRC party.

Background of the Basse

Youth Rally

The Basse Youth Rally, dubbed The Road to Basse, is part of a series of platforms meant for youths of The Gambia to showcase, express and register their deep sense of loyalty and gratitude to President Jammeh for championing their cause since his assumption of power in 1994 to date.

The event is expected to bring together over 50,000 youths across the country to discuss pertinent issues towards achieving sustainable development objectives of the country, through youth empowerment in all sectors of national development agenda.

It is part of the rare three main national meetings conceived and approved by President Jammeh, including the just ended Women Rally held in Jarra Soma, Lower River Region (LRR), to be followed by the Elder’s Meeting otherwise called National Council of Elder’s Forum scheduled to be held in Kanilai, pending approval of a date by the President and party leader of the APRC.

by Sanna Jawara