Information received from the Office of the Vice President Dr. IsatouTouray indicated that members of the Executive of the Gambia Global Youth Parliament (GYP), a youth-led organization that works towards the development of the environment, entrepreneurship and governance issues recently visited her office.
According to the information, she thanked the group for calling on her and for presenting their case to support Government in delivering on its National Development Plan (NDP) agenda, and encouraged them to work with other stakeholders that are key to their priority areas.
The Vice President assured the group of Government’s partnership and further reiterated Government’s open-door policy accorded especially to organizations that share the development agenda of President Barrow’s Government. She urged them to create mentorship and entrepreneurship opportunities for their fellow youth, in order to bring about positive attitudinal and behavioural change especially among the youth.
The Country Coordinator of GYP’s Gambia chapter Baba Ceesay, commended Dr. Touray for her active role in promoting youth development and empowerment. He took the opportunity to congratulate her on her speech during the recently concluded UN General Assembly and other fora. He disclosed that they were selected to receive an excellence award at the Global Youth Forum to be held in Nepal.
Ceesay assured VP Touray of his organization’s commitment to collaborate with the Office of the Vice President, to address their development concerns.
The GYP West Coast Region Coordinator, Kemo Fatty, said they have implemented projects on irregular migration and the environment and have contacted Gamworks to support a multi-million-dollar women’s horticulture garden project in Sifoe.
Winifred Nicol, Deputy Country Coordinator of GYP Gambia, said the Global Youth Parliament is working with the Ministries of Health and Youth and Sport, and other development organizations; and that they solicit support from the VP to facilitate their planned trip to Nepal to receive their award.
In a related development, an anonymous donor donated fifty thousand Dalasi through the Vice President to the Global Youth Parliament, to support their journey to Nepal.
The meeting was chaired by Saikou J.K. Trawally and DPS at the Office of the Vice President.