The Deputy Permanent Secretary Finance and Administration, Mr Lamin A. Camara on Monday 8th March 2021 presided over the signing of the MOU between Gambia Songhai Initiative (GSI) project Chamen and Kundam Youth Garden in the Upper River Region.
The objective of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to express the willingness of parties to engage in promoting agricultural production and agribusiness through hands-on desk training and production activities with youths to promote entrepreneurship skills development, self-employment, economic growth and development
The Gambia Songhai Initiative (GSI) Project is designed to tackle the growing youth unemployment and increasing poverty among rural populations of The Gambia. It is also developed against the growing need of transforming the agricultural sector into a productive, efficient, sustainable and remunerative enterprise; especially among youth.
Similarly, The Ministry of Youth and Sports under the leadership of Honourable Bakary Y. Badjie on Tuesday donated two sets of Football jerseys, Football net, volleyball net amongst other sporting materials to the students of Gambia Songhai Initiative centre in Chamen Upper Baddibou at a presentation ceremony held at the Centre.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Lamin A. Camara said the items are in line with the Ministry objectives to promote grassroots sports that would enable young people to showcase their talents in sporting activities and it will also discourage irregular migration.
He said the ministry is working intensively to ensure that the development, promotion, and regulations of youths are guided by its policy and strategy.
Kebba Lang Camara, Centre Manager expressed heartfelt gratitude and thanked the ministry for the gesture. He acknowledged that the initiative could not have come at a better time as the people in the centre are eager to get these sporting materials. The centre manager says the items will be made into good use as its ease.
Other speakers expressed similar sentiment commending the ministry for the support and encouragement to the young people of the Gambia.