13 February 2013

Gambia: PAG Holds Fourth Congress

Peace Ambassadors The Gambia (PAG), a peace education and advocacy organisation Sunday held it's fourth congress at Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) hall in Kanifing.

Speaking at the congress, Isatou Bittaye, the vice chairperson of the Coastal Zone, expressed delight to be part of the gathering as mandated by the constitution of Peace Ambassadors-The Gambia.

She explained that the congress is a platform where the executive committee reports on zone activities and finance for the past years. She added that it is also an avenue where congress delegates choose another executive committee through election.

Bittaye told the gathering that, as a zone, they need to engage more in community outreach activities and capacity building programmes for members in order to achieve their common objective.

For his part, Njundu Drammeh, the guest speaker of the occasion, dilated on the role of young people in national development. He said that the youth are leaders of the world and if they want to know the characteristics of their future, they need to examine their potentials and take advantage of the opportunities they have.

He urged the youths to get involved in vocational training and re-orient their thinking so that they will not live with the concept that only white collar jobs are suitable for them.

Abubacarr Sissoho, the representative of the National Youth Council, stressed that parents and elders play a vital role in the lives of young people. "As a youth, it is your right to be sent to school by your parents and should also take the challenge to excel in the future," he added.

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