Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Standard, the Chairman of Gunjur Community link (GCL) Ousman Manko Touray explained:
“We hope to discuss further with the people of Gunjur in our efforts to come up with a strategic plan to combat youth unemployment in our community. We have set up a task force which, after wide consultations with the community, came up with a strategic plan to create employment for young people. We have realised that something has to be put in place for young people. On the schedule during the visit is a meeting with Gunjur Community Link, the task force and Tarud Board of Business to discuss the strategic plan and the way forward.
“The whole idea is to get young people away from ‘Attaya’ vous to being productive members of society. We have some very skillful and talented young people here, but they do not have the finance to realise the great entrepreneurial promise that they have”.
Mr. Touray expressed optimism that the successful implementation of the strategic plan will go a long way in strategically positioning the young people to take advantage of the opportunities that abound in the community in particular and the country at large, for prosperity and development.
Gunjur Marlborough link, which commenced over thirty years ago, has resulted in mutual exchange of over 1500 people with the over-arching aim of promoting peace and development through cultural understanding.
Accomplishments of the link include, but not limited to the construction of a five classroom block in 1982, a women’s garden, pre-school and two milling machines.
By Sainey Darboe]]>