By Aruna M Kargbo
Honoring the Tuesday 11th August 2020 invitation made to him by the Tafunna Development Organisation, the Minister of Youth Affairs, Mohamed Orman Bangura extended greetings from His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio.
The Tafunna Development Organisation was formed in 1989 to serve as a United Front for the development of the Godrich Community.
Addressing the young minds, Hon. Mohamed Bangura appreciated the strides made by the group and asked them to serve as emblems of peace and development in their community.
He presented a cheque of Five Million Leones (Le5,000,000) on behalf of President Bio as a registration fee and a generous contribution towards the construction of the Tafunna meeting hall and the sum of One Million Leones (Le1,000,000) cheque for the stakeholders in the community.
Speaking during the occasion, the Councillor, Mr Bah appreciated the SLPP government and the Youth Minister for honouring their invitation within the shortest invitation given to him, and called on the government to pay serious attention to the Funkia and Godrich Community for national development.
“Godrich is my home, whilst I was in College, I used to come here to my aunt to collect my lunch. And I am taking your messages home to President Bio to know that his people at Godrich appreciate him and he will come here very shortly” the Youth Minister assured them.
Underscoring the fact that Funkia is a fishing community, the Minister assured them that they will benefit from the newly constructed fishing boats for the Youths in Fisheries Project.