By Baba Sillah
The family of late Seyfo Kebba Tamba Jammeh on Friday launched a memorial debate in Farafenni, North Bank Region to remember the legacy of their father for the sacrifice and development he had done for the people of Farafenni and the country as a whole.
The debate, held in Farafenni, was organised among the students of Farafenni Senior Secondary School and Anglican Mission Upper Basic School.
The debate, the organizers said would enable the students to participate both in academic and intellectual debate in the future and described it as “a moment of history for the Jammeh family.”
The themes of the debate were “Free Education Should Be Banned and Early Marriage Is Justifiable.”
The winner for the junior category was awarded to Anglican Mission Upper Basic School while Farafenni Senior emerged as the winner for the senior category and certificates were also awarded to the participants.
The event was graced by Yusupha Jammeh, the son of Seyfo Kebba Tamba Jammeh and other family members.
Meanwhile the association of Farafenni marathon donated five wheelchairs to Farafenni general hospital during the event as part of their social responsibility.
Seyfo Kebba Tamba Jammeh was born in the year 1937 to a paramount Seyfo Mama Tamba Jammeh of Badibou Illiasa and Binta Jadama of Badibou Jumansar, both of whom came from ruling families belonging to the five ruling clans of Bijankerr.
He was the only son of his mother in her marriage to Mama Tamba and second youngest of all Mama Tamba’s sons.
He succeeded his father in 1963 and ruled for 19 years.