Community Based Association Call Tink Launch In Sukuta
Friday, April 13, 2012
the Inside Net Knows (Tink), a community based youth association was on Sunday 18th March 2012 launched in Sukuta Village Kombo North, West Coast Region.
Among the invited guests to the launching was Mama Kee Bojang a history lecturer at the University of The Gambia who made a short and effervescent speech.
He began by saying to get, is not difficult but sustainability is what matters. He stated that every organisation is established on goals. Youthful age according to Mr Bojang has a beginning and an ending, some said from 18-60 years.
An erudite young historian stated that human being is different from other animals because it is human being who have the perception of what is good and what is evil.
As a historian, he drew the attention of the gathering that long-long ago, human being was wandering without an established home, Allah gave us sense of thinking and observation that’s why we have the concept to develop a settle life.
He quizzed the people how that happened, and then a community was formed. “We came with trades and we are socializing and the other animals are still wandering,” said Bojang.
He commended those who came up with the idea of forming the association. He concluded his speech by citing various Mandinga proverbs; like the song that disrupted the gathering for dancing show should not be sang tomorrow when similar gathering was formed, when people go out for hunting when one misdirect hunter on the direction of the animals goes to the animals and inform them the present of hunters, all of them will go home without meat. He told the organizers that, griots said that lets unite because it is the strongest cradle that tied us together.
Musa Suso, former National Member of Kombo North District, welcomed the idea as sound and worthwhile but expressed his concerned on the sustainability of the association as their objectives seemingly different from others before theirs.
He stated that he was impressed with Tink as their membership is across the board without discrimination.
Speaking earlier, the chairman of Tink Abdoulie Nyass a businessman and a part-time lecturer at IPAM stated that Sukuta is known nationwide for its steadfastness in Islam and Western education.
According to Nyass his association has about forty members and they have agreed to contribute a token amount of money every month.
He also said with their counterparts in U.K and Dubai, they would organise annual competitions among top pupils of all categories in English and Quranic competitions.
The VDC chair, Fatou Cham welcomed the objectives of Tink and encouraged the organisers to be united in all their activities.
Babucarr Cham, a retired civil servant and a former VDC chairman of the village commended members of Tink for coming up with the idea of forming the association. As an elderly man in the village, Mr. Cham reiterated unity among members of Tink.
Other speakers at the launching include Talla Jobe of GTA, Pa Landing Manneh and
Mamadi Nyabally, secretary of Tink.
The launching was chaired by Kebba Bojang, public relations officer of the association amid cultural dancing and singing by the Kanyalleng Kafoo.
Author: Janneh S. Darbo