The Screen Actors Guild of The Gambia (SAGG) recently elected new executive members at an Annual General Meeting.
The AGM saw many of the country’s screen actors come together to review and adopt the constitution of the association.
The rationale behind the formation of the Guild is to serve as a beacon of hope for screen actors, to have a body that would protect and defend their interest from producers to directors. The SAGG will also serve as a guideline for screen actors to understand the necessary scope and limitations in the movie industry and the benefits they are entitled to.
Sheikh Omar Sawanneh, the newly elected President of SAGG, expressed appreciation for the trust bestowed in him and his executive to steer the affairs of the Guild. He assured that they will work tirelessly to deliver on what is required of them.
Sawanneh also thanked all the screen actors that attended the congress. “Your presence in large numbers today have given me assurance that the journey ahead is one that will be successful. We will disagree to agree, but we will get there and today is a proof of that”.
Sheikh Omar Jallow, Director of Literature, Performing and Fine Arts at the National Council for Arts and Culture, also commended the screen actors for their mass turn-out.
Jallow urged the new executive to work hand-in-hand with the members who voted them into office for the benefit of all.
The newly elected executive comprised of, Sheikh Omar Sawaneh as President; Sheikh Tijan Sonko as Vice-President; Monica Davies as Secretary General; Abdul Karim Kekura as Assistant Secretary General; Christopher Tijan Smith as PRO; Fatou S. Bojang as Treasurer, and Mustapha S. Kamara as Programme Coordinator.
by Alpha M Kamara