The governor of the West Coast Region and the nine district chiefs within the region over the weekend led volunteers to harvest President Jammeh’s findi farm in Kanilai.
The exercise brought together volunteers from WCR and the southern Senegalese region of Cassamance.
Speaking at the exercise, Governor Aminata Sifaye Hydara said they embarked on the exercise through the initiative of the alkalolu of her Region. She insisted that these farms are for the people because everyone knows that the products goes back to them.
“All the nine chiefs of WCR, alkalolu, women leaders and youths took part in this two-day harvesting exercise,” she said.
She called on Gambians, especially youths to rally behind President Jammeh and to support his farming initiative, noting that the produces from the farms will in turn go back to Gambians to help them in terms of scholarships, performing the hajj, providing social services, amongst others.
For his part, Birom Camara the chief of Foni Kansala prayed for the President’s long life and good health to be able to rule this country in many years to come.
Ajay Janneh the chief of Kombo South said he was very impressed with the turnout especially from his district, saying all the villages in Kombo South have responded to the call.
He thanked Chief Birom Camara for making their stay in Kanilai comfortable. He described their accommodation as wonderful, noting that despite the huge turnout of volunteers, they were all accommodated and feted to their satisfaction.
Ebrima Solomon Marreh the APRC divisional chairman for WCR said it is their duty as youths to come and help the President, noting that they benefited alot from the jammeh administration and now it is time for them to give back.
by Samba Jawo