The new date for the symposium, according to the Senegalese-Gambian Association for Integration and Socio-Economic Development (SGAISD), is 23 and 24 May, 2014.
“After a sober reflection on the role played by Dr Taal in the sub-region, the role he would have played in the conference had he lived to witness it and given his love and spirited belief in the ideals of Sene-Gambian integration as the only way forward, the meeting unanimously resolved that as a mark of respect to him and to his family especially his elder brother Ebou Mamar Taal who is also the chief guest speaker for the occasion we decided to set this new date,” said SGAISD Gambia president Saikou Jarju.
Speaking to the press after his recent trip to Senegal, Jarju said Dr Saja Taal commanded a lot of respect in Senegal as an acclaimed Senegambian intellectual and political scientist, noting that his demise is being mourned in all quarters.
He added that the late Dr Taal nurtured a “strong conviction” that closer ties between The Gambia and Senegal can only be realized through massive awareness campaigns and conferences such as the one being planned by the two bodies in The Gambia.
Mr Jarju used the occasion to pray for his “soul to rest in perfect peace,” while expressing condolences to the Taal family in The Gambia and abroad on behalf of the two organisations.
By Lamin Cham]]>