After a decade of working with Gambian communities as a Community Based Organisation promoting grassroots development, human rights and environmental sustainability, the Wuli-based Beakanyang Kafo has now been upgraded to a fully fledged Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in The Gambia.
According to a press release issued by the organisation, it was last month that the NGO Affairs Agency under the Office of the President approved its application after meeting all set criteria.
The dispatch signed by its Executive Director Nfamara Jawneh added that the registration number of the NGO is A64 NGO.
Reacting to the development, Momodou S. Kamara, a board member of the NGO said: “First of all I would like to say congratulations to the management and staff and thank them abundantly for a job well done. This is an opportunity towards reaching out to many more communities as well as widening our areas of operation.”
Also commenting Lamin A. Jarju, Vice Chairperson of board of directors of Beakanyang Kafo said to accomplish great things they must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
“My heartiest congratulation to Bekanyang on its achievement of acquiring NGO status. I hope and pray we will have a smooth journey in the new status.”
The management used the opportunity to thank all the communities, institutions and individuals who have supported them over the years and are counting on continual support and collaboration of all partners and stakeholders.
by Fatoumatta K. Saidykhan