24 December 2012

Gambia: Upper Nuimi Chief Sworn-in

Nbr — The swearing-in and flag raising ceremony of Momodou Chaty Cham, the new chief of Upper Nuimi District in the North Bank Region was held Saturday at his native village of Jurunku. Chief Cham replaces Lamin Queen Jammeh who is now the governor of the region.

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Jatta reiterated the important roles district chiefs play in the dispensation of justice and strengthening of traditional norms and values. He said district chiefs are strong pillars in promoting traditional values, promotion of peace as well as in the implementation of government policies and programmes.

He called on the new chief to uphold to the Local Government Act, the District Authority Act and other laws of the country in the execution of his duties. NBR governor described the people of Jurunku as strong militants of the APRC party attesting that they gave a vast land to the president for farming.

For his part, Chief Cham assured that he will uphold to the Constitution and other laws of the land in the execution of his duties.

He finally thanked his family and the people of Jurunku for their support and understanding and called on them to rally behind President Jammeh and the APRC party.

Alhaji Demba Sanyang, the paramount chief of the Gambia commended President Jammeh for attaching great importance in strengthening traditional and cultural values. He called on the people of Jurunku to support the new chief and assured him of the National Council of Sey folu fullest support.

Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the majority leader and NAM for Serrekunda Central described the new chief as a hard working and committed individual whose good intensions for the development of the country and unity of the people can be attested to by all. He called on the people of Jurunku to join hands and support him.

Ajie Sai Panneh of Fass Saho village assured that the women of North Bank Region would never turn their back against whosoever is chosen for them by the president.

The occasion was attended by the governors of West Coast Region and Lower River Region; APRCwomen mobiliser, Aja Ndey Jatta; National Assembly members; other district chiefs, and a cross-section of the community.

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