By Omar Bah
The Jarumeh Koto Youth Development Association is seeking financial assistance as they set to embark on road maintenance in Jarumeh Koto village in the Central River Region north on 11 November 2017.
The exercise is part of their series of engagements as development oriented youths to plough back to their communities.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the event, Edrissa Mamadou Njie, the technical adviser of Jarumekoto Youth Development Association, said the youths of the village deemed it fitting to fix or rehabilitate all the roads that are in terrible condition for.
He said access to their garden during the rainy season is a major problem, as well as access to rice fields, adding that even accessing some of their satellite villages is difficult.
Mr Njie said this was the right time for the youth to work as a team and urged them to come out in large numbers and embark on the road maintenance.
According to the adviser, already invitation letters have been disseminated to various institutions for more collaboration to ensure that the event becomes a reality.
He also disclosed that through their regional chapter, the regional governor’s office, National Assembly members both the current and the former have already been informed about the event and some have confirmed their attendance in the exercise.
He thanked the youths in the Diaspora for sending their contribution to ensure that the event becomes successful.
Mr Njie also stated that hopes are high in receiving positive information from government institutions to support them.
According to him, youths are in consultation with the department of agriculture in Kuntaur Unit to support them with fuel and some tractors to do the work.
For his part, the secretary general of the association, Ebrima L.B. Ceesay, said the association was founded some years ago by the concerned citizens of the village.
He said the youth have embarked on many activities in trying to develop the village.
Also speaking, the chairperson, Ebrima M. K. Ceesay, expressed similar sentiment, saying the aim of the organization is to bring development to the their village.
He said their aim was also to complement government’s effort in nation building.