By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia, an association of Fulas in the country, will this Saturday hold its first congress to select executive members at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Officials said the voluntary and non-political organisation was formed in 2000 and registered officially in 2007 at the Attorney General’s Chambers.
Speaking at the briefing at the Independence Stadium, the president of Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia, Omar Sompo Ceesay, a former governor under Jammeh, said the association is “apolitical and voluntary” and that it aims to bring Fulas together under one umbrella to preserve and strengthen their culture and tradition.
The former URR governor said: “It is also part of our mandate to create a linkage of partnership ensuring a good relationship between all Gambia Fulas and Fulas in other countries around the world.”
He explained that during the congress, each district in The Gambia will send five representatives who are going to select members into the executive to lead the association for the next four years.
“We need people who are educated as they are going to represent the entire association at both national and international levels. I called on all Fulas to come out and take part during the event,” the former governor said.
According to Ceesay, the Gambian leader Adama Barrow and his two wives are expected to grace the occasion.
The Public Relations Officer, Alieu Jallow, said the congress is open to everybody to attend.
Members Kassum Jallow and Fatou Kandeh, were among the speakers and urged all to come out in support of the event.