Over 225 students weed NAPSA’s farm

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

In a bid to ensuring food self sufficiency, the National Patriotic Students Association (NAPSA), secured and cultivated maize and sesame, locally called “benneh” on a ten hectare piece of farm land in Kanilai. Last weekend, over 225 students from Banjul, Kanifing Municipality and Brikama, gathered at Kanilai to work on their farm.

Confirming this to the Young Observer anchorman, Modou Alieu Jallow, Chairperson of NAPSA, said work on the farm has already been completed, noting that they had a larger turnout of students, despite the Ramadan.

He said as students, this is part of their contribution to national development. Mr Jallow also apologised to students in Fatima and St.Edwards Schools in Bwiam, for not being able to provide transport for them to get to Kanilai.

In another development, NAPSA also went round to schools in Western Region, Banjul and KMC, to sensitise and advised students on the importance of resuming back to school on time.

“We didn’t do this to gain popularity but we did it because it is our job. We were elected by the general student body to cater for their interest, so if we fail to do it, then we are not fair to them”, Mr Jallow revealed.

He finally thanked President Yahya Jammeh, Omar Gibba, National Co-dinator for NAPSA, Fatou Lamin Faye, SoS for Basic and Secondary Education, Hon. Seedy Njie, nominated NAM, Kora Faye, Kanilai farm Manager and all NAPSA members, for their support.

Author: Written by Assan Sallah
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper