By Aminata Ceesay
Youths in the Move for Change (YMC), a non-profit-making association, established in 2006 recently elected their new executives into office to steer their affairs for the next three years.
Organisers said it is purposely established to look into issues affecting young people in the country, especially in the fight against drug usage.
The association also discourages young people from embarking on the perilous Back way as well as organising forums on HIV and AIDS and other sexually related diseases.
Speaking shortly after his election into office, new president Abdoulie Gaye expressed his profound gratitude to the electorates for giving him the nod for the second time running.
He assured them of his desire to improve the status of the association in the coming years.
“The past three years have been very challenging, but due to the commitment of the executive, we were able to make great progress. Yes, the association has achieved a lot over the past three years, but I believe there is still room for improvement,” he said.
According to President Gaye, if all hands remain in glove, dreams of the association will soon come to fruition.
“We are glad that [The] Gambia is blessed with very talented young individuals who can make a lot of positive changes in society.”
He also called on his fellow executive members to work hard in ensuring expectations are met.
Elected Vice President Masireh Touray, while thanking members for the trust and confidence bestowed on her, assured of her tireless efforts for the betterment of the association.
“Since I joined this association 4-years ago, all I see is an association that is interested in working towards the development of the country,” the new VP hailed.
Our association’s vision to help and nurture young people has really amazed me.”
Other new executive members includes: Awa Gassama, Public Relations Officer, Modou Kanteh Secretary General, Sosina Jaw, Change Agent, Edirissa Jallow, General Adviser and Nyima Darboe Treasurer and Senior Member.