Beakanyang Kafoo, a human rights NGO recently made a courtesy call on the Gambia’s vice President Ousainu Darboe in his office in Banjul.
The visit came after the rights movement met various stakeholders including school-going children, teachers, youths, women, market vendors, security forces etcetera.
Beakanyang’s meeting with the Vice President, Ousainou Darboe at his office in State House was overly “fruitful”.
The meeting discussed and briefed the VP on the work of Beakanyang particularly human rights, good governance, respect for rule of law and women and youth empowerment.
“Furthermore, we reminded him of his responsibility as a duty bearer to promote, fulfil and respect the fundamental human rights of all persons in this great nation,” Beakanyang executive director Nfamara Jawneh said.
He said of the reception at State House: “He [the VP] remarkably welcomed our coming and tremendously commended us for empowering the people of this nation to know their rights and responsibilities.
“The VP stressed that this is a cause worth fighting for, and urged us to pursue it. He added that respect for human rights is what he fought for and it paid dividend, for it brought about the change we are all benefiting from today.
“It was indeed an inspiring moment as he hailed and attested that the older generation are unhesitatingly hopeful of the youths of this country.”
Jawneh said the VP “reaffirmed his commitment to promote human rights as we presented some human rights educational materials including 200 copies of the UN Universal Declaration of Rights as well as history of human rights booklets.”