Gambia: NYC Induct New Executive Members

26 October 2020

The National Youth Council (NYC) last Friday at NaNA conference hall inducted new executive members to take charge of their governance responsibilities for the next two years within the seven regions in the country.

This followed the end of the two years term period of the National Youth Council Board and all Regions and Municipality committees after they successfully held their congresses to put in place the new Regional Youth Committees thus the new Council.

The new executives are Isatou Secka, Kanifing Municipality Council (KMC); Muhammmed Suwareh, North Bank Region (NBR); Lamin K Sanneh, West coast Region (WCR); Ousman Sanneh, Lower River Region (LRR) and Essaha Sowe, Banjul (BJL).

Bakary Y. Badjie, Minister of Youth and Sports expressed great hope and confidence in young people of The Gambia serving the country through diligence and dedication.

"I want to assure you all of my support and that of my ministry at all times during your tenure as members of the National Youth Council of the Gambia," he told them.

He added that NYC was established in 2000 by an Act of Parliament with the main aim of coordinating all youth programmes in The Gambia and advising government on all matters affecting young people among others.

Dembo Kambi, outgoing chairman of the National Youth Council said they hope the new members will be able to build on their accomplishments and move the council to the next level.

He highlighted that youth are critical to the development of the country as well as the realisation of the National development blueprint.

Together with the African Youth Commission (WAHO), UNFP and other strategic partnership, they have organised the West Africa Youth Leaders Forum on population and development ahead of the Nairobi High Level Summit Forum ICPD 25.

He added that despite registering some key achievements, budgetary constraints and limited funding restricted the council from implementing most its programmes.

Ousman Fatty, incoming chairman NYC assured young people of bringing them close to stakeholders to ensure they serve youths and the country at large.

"Young people of this country will be our top priority," he added.

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