Sunday, March 26

4H Gambia and Network of Reintegration seal partnership on irregular migration –

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By: Haruna Kuyateh

4H Gambia. a local NGO based in Farafenni, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Network of Reintegration, a Community-Based Organization, to help address rural-urban and irregular migration.

The cooperation includes entrepreneurship, capacity building, health, human rights, awareness raising on irregular migration, sharing technical assistance, and internship.

 The MOU aimed to foster closer collaboration between the two institutions to accelerate youths’ participation and involvement in skill acquisition. The signing was held at 4H Head Office in Farafenni, North Bank Region.

 Alieu Ceesay, National Program Director of 4H Gambia described the signing ceremony as important in the quest of empowering youths to explore their potential. He asserted that the signing of the recent agreement with 4H Norge centered on Partnership and Networking, noting that it would enhance the reintegration of returnees in society.

 The partnership demonstrated the NGO’s commitment to promoting the development aspiration of both parties. 

He added that the move would contribute to addressing rural-urban and irregular migration and above all high rate of the mass movement, a threat to development.

 He assured them of the management and board’s commitment to strengthening youths’ development.

 Musa Samura, National Board Chairman for 4H Gambia hailed the Network of Reintegration for the foresight of building a partnership in the area of youth empowerment drive to address migration issues. 

 He noted that the intervention in working with 4H youth club contributed to a reduction in rural-urban migration. The Board chairman emphasised the importance of both the board and management attached to promoting good governance.

 Yaya Manneh Vice Chairman and Bai Drammeh Chief Executive Officer of Network of Reintegration disclosed that the network has registered 289 migrant returnees and that reintegration in society is vital in advancing respect for human rights.