By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
Yusupha Jaiteh, a Gambian and a native of Manjai Kunda in the Kanifing Municipality who is also the author of a book entitled ‘Hakilo’ has told journalists in a press conference that his book is set to be launched very soon if all goes as planned.
The book, he said, is aimed at sensitizing young people on the dangers involved in the back-way journey with a view to stopping the menace.
The book also highlights the effects and danger associated with regular migration, the importance of Agriculture, among other things.
Jaiteh revealed that the book took him nine years of research and writing and it contains 19 pages with summary 1 and 2 and the MiniScribe where he did the summery containing 480 pages.
“The book is written in the French verse. However, the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) has assured to support in the launching of the book and also translate it into English,” he said.
Hakilo, he went on, was written in Senegal in French, thus he was able to publish 100 copies and distributed some to different bookshops in Dakar.
“I wrote this book to share ideas with people and also to encourage the business communities to invest in agriculture so that African youths will get employment and thereby drop the idea of going to Europe through the dangerous route,” he noted.
According to him lot of young people embarked on the perilous journey to Europe due to lack of job opportunities, poor salaries among others. “The only way they can meet their families’ demand is by embarking on the dangerous route to Europe in search for better life. My intention is to make sure that this Book is circulated in the whole of Africa for the fact that back-way syndrome touches all African countries.”