By Omar Bah The United Nations Population Fund (UNFA) recently donated a brand new pickup vehicle to National Youth Council (NYC) as part of their support to youth empowerment in the Gambia. The donated Toyota Hilux Pickup, according to UNFPA is part of their support programme on implementation on youth as well as the demographic dividend. Receiving the vehicle on behalf of the NYC, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hendry Gomez reminded the UNFPA team of the youth’s expectations in the new government, saying “The young people in this country have high hopes on the new government. They need urgent actions to respond to their needs, which I believe the UNFPA can play a crucial role”. He reaffirmed his ministry’s commitment to continue working with UNFPA to deliver the needed developments to the youth. “I also want to tell you that the youth ministry is always grateful to the UNFPA, we will do our utmost best to keep the vehicle in order. We believe if one says no to back-way he/she should ask the question of what are we going to do for the young people to convince them to stay home,” he added. Kunle Adeniyi, UNFPA country rep, said as National Youth Council is their implementing partners since they started operating in the Gambia they will continue to provide them the needed support especially in these crucial times where youth unemployment is at its highest stage. Momodou Lamin Ceesay, permanent secretary, MOYS extolled the UNFPA for coming to their aid whenever the need arises, saying “I want to assure you of our unflinching appreciation and support. We will also open our doors to you, because you are our genuine partners”. Meanwhile, the Banjul Youth Committee chairperson Muhammed Lamin Bah also reassured the UNFPA of his committee’s support.]]>
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