26 February 2013

Gambia: SK Central Youths Embark On Cleansing Exercise

The youths of Serrekunda Central recently embarked on a massive cleansing exercise around the fence of the 22nd July Revolution Academy formerly called Charles Jaw Memorial Academy School in Bundung.

The exercise which was meant to respond to the call of the Gambian leader for the people to keep the environment clean was spearhead by Modou Njie, the Serrekunda Central Youth mobiliser, who is also a member of the KMC interim committee and supported by the Alhagi Yankuba Colley the outgoing Mayor.

Speaking to the Daily Observer, Modou Njie, said the exercise is meant to keep the environment clean, as they have observed that people are using the school surroundings as a dumpsite, which they are trying to discourage.He added that they are also sensitising the neighborhood to stop dumping waste around this area.

Njie described the exercise as very important; as it will go a long way to showing the people that there is need for them to take responsibility of keeping the environment clean. "This is the starting point and we have targeted seven other places to clean in the coming weeks," he stated, while thanking the youths that took part in the exercise.

Yusupha Jaiteh, a youth leader within the constituency, said the school is within their environment and that they deemed it fit to come out and keep it clean. "People do litter around the school and this will be an ongoing exercise that will be held weekly within the constituency," he told the Daily Observer.

He therefore called on the general public to come forward and help in keeping the environment clean, while joining Modou Njie in thanking the youths that came out to participate in the exercise.

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