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Friday, September 25, 2020

Beakanyang gets new board members

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They are: Chairman Yaya Sumareh, Mr Lamin Jarju, Fanding Barrow, Momodou Camara, Alhagie Moro Gaku, Mrs Nyama Bah and Dandang York.

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In his address, Nfamara Jawneh, the executive director of Beakanyang thanked the new members for accepting to serve the organisation in such an important capacity. Jawneh said the newly-minted board comprises people of ingrained integrity which makes the future of the organisation look very promising. He assured the new board of the management’s support and collaboration at all times in the execution of their mandates. He added: “You have a huge responsibility to help us achieve our vision of becoming one of the most proactive and leading civil society organisations in the region and the country as a whole. You were selected based on their expertise and support to the vision of the organisation.”

Commenting on their appointment, board chairman Yaya Sumareh on behalf of the new board thanked Beakanyang for the appointment and promised that they will live up to expectations. 

“We are very much aware of the task ahead of us and will work hard towards achieving the goals of the organisation. As you know this is part of national development which requires collective efforts and contribution of all and sundry.” He used the opportunity to thank the government for creating an enabling environment for civil society organisations like Beakanyang to contribute towards national development.

Alhagie Moro Gaku, a board member from Sutukonding expressed his delight to be associated with Beakanyang and urged the leadership to remain focused and committed to its cause. Mrs Nyama Bah of Barrow Kunda said it was an honour for them to be associated with an organisation that has helped improved the livelihoods of many women and youths over the years.

Mr Fanding Barrow of Basse Manneh Kunda told the audience that the transformation going on in the organisation would come with its own challenges while urging then to adjust to the challenge. The President of Beakanyang Mr Mori Conteh hailed the new board members for their courage to serve the organisation. The ceremony was chaired by Tumani Danjo, program officer of Beakanyang who urged the new board to do all they could to help the organisation achieve its goal of becoming one of the leading youth-led civil society organisations in the country.

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