An open dialogue initiated in an effort to create an MOU between the 3 established associations of Basse. Please share your thoughts, ideas, strategies, etc.

The Constitutions

BYA

11/29/2009 01:13
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE YOUTHS ASSOCIATION OF BASSE Article1a: PREAMBLE As youths conscious of our talents, deemed it worthwhile to come together under the name of the Youths Association of Basse and work towards the fostering and cultivation of unity and solidarity among youths, train and improve youths skills and create a frame work that would gear towards the development of Basse and the country at large. 1b. THE MISSION AND THE VISION STATEMENT Since nobody begins something with nothing, we...
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DABANKO

11/29/2009 01:13
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF BASSE NATIVES IN THE KOMBOS (DABANKO) Constitution  June 2009 DATE FOUNDED:            June 2006 CATEGORY OF ASSOCIATION: Local/Charitable HEAD OF ASSOCIATION:           Chairperson DESIGNATION/TITLE:               Chairperson ADDRESS:...
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BA

11/29/2009 01:12
We concerned citizens and well-wishers of the Township of Basse hereby establish a constitution for an Association which shall serve as the sole governing law for the Members of such Association. ARTICLE-I Section-1 NAME, OBJECTIVE, STATUS a)    The Association shall be called Basse Association (BA), Inc, established to unify and voluntarily mobilize all descendants, residents, and well-wishers of the township of Basse, The Gambia, West Africa for the ultimate purpose of its...
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dialogue

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mou

hello brothers and sisters living abroad,we know your aim and objective is to see our town in the right direction. actually here in basse we are all one. the only thing we want is your support. for your information from now on we are fully in control of all youth activities in our region. so please we are appealing once again,we need your support.that will be in the best interest for all of us.thanks.

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Re: mou

Thank you Brothers and Sisters on the Ground. We cannot over emphasise the importance of seeing us as one people. Basse Association Inc is geared towards helping create a meaningful difference in Basse. We however need to work together to make this happen. We urge all of you on the ground to come together and work with BYA to help complete this MOU being worked on to outline some of our common areas of operation. I can say on behalf of my colleagues in BA that we are more than willing and happy to give any amount of support we can where possible. We look forward to more a unified Developing Basse. Your contributions and participations on the website are highly welcomed. Thank you.

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Re: mou

Dear Brother,

Please when you said that you are fully incontrol of all youth activities in the region i can't just understand what do you mean by that if you can elaborate on that statement for me please.I only know that as far as goverment policy is concern the youth activities in the region can be only be control by the regional youth and sports coordinator who is posted their by the government to work directly with the regional youth committee and their is no regional youth congress as at now.I only no that regional sports congress was done two weeks ago which was chair by mr furu gomez. Please let us not try to confuse people regional sports committee and youth committee are two different things and their functions are completly different.

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Re. let´s just maintain the status Quo

Kaw Bakary, I am sorry that some people misunderstood your point and I would thank you for being honest. I am quite certain that there is nothing which draws so good out your positive criticism. We the old generation are still not used to open discussions, we either take it as disrespect or arrogance . I do understand that it is criticism that creates the intellectual atmosphere of the age and also it is criticism that makes the mind a fine instrument . it is only by the cultivation of the habit of intellectual criticism that we shall be able to rise by insisting upon the unity of the human mind in variety of its forms that makes our culture possible. I would suggest that you countinue with the good work you are doing for the development of Basse. The forum was not created to be praising each other with nice words all the time , we have to face the reality and that is the truth.Whether you are a man or a woman you will never do anything in this World without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour. There are many who will never say something and they love to read about your comments, if you want to be silence now they will be voice less so please Kaw Bakery we from Basse lets roar the boat together we will never sink while you are on board. I am just coming from my night shift and I can´t sleep without saying something about the let´s just maintain the status Quo.
Thanks.

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Re: Re. let´s just maintain the status Quo

Wow......I am surprise with some of the comments that some people are really venting here for the mere fact that someone had expressed his opinion on something. We humans are created to either agree or disagree on issues and we cannot allow ourselves to be 'yes men' on everything just because of trying to please others. I am not taking sides here but I think my wee nephew Bakary was right like anyone else to raise their concern on matters raised.

One of the aims and objectives of all the organizations is to unite all citizens of our beloved town and give assistance where it is needed. Therefore, we should try and throw out this bickering and stop acting like old married couples and unite for the good of Basse. I am not advocating for a war of words in this forum with anyone that disagree with my views but I am just appealing for this matter to be put at rest now please. My view with regards to the MOU is that the BA should try and be able to stand on its feet and walk first before trying to start to think of running. I am not disregarding the other organizations but I think it is too soon to try thinking big at this early stage when BA is still a baby. We can think of a MOU when we are fully up and running and the task in hand here is to try and increase our membership and also increase the balance of the association. Good luck to the other organizations in your noble gesture for the people of Basse and no thanks for the MOU for now.

Thanks.

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Let's Just maintain the Status Quo

The "YETEH" Jallow seem to be obsess with wine and dine and all that goes along with it. On a more serious note, I have been keenly following the issues on this MOU and now contributing for the first time.
I appreciate the democratic forum created by BA but we must not loose sight of our traditional values of tolerance and respect particularly for elders more so within the Fula community "TEDUNGAL" is highly upheld. You must note that this forum has a wider readership beyond your expectation, know it or not. It is there important to think before you act. I believe some members of BA's Steering Committee are generations ahead of Bakary and many readers and contributors can even Father him, Sorry for the tone. But nontheless he is just a "yeteh" Jallow, do not blame him much.
Am his Father.

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Re: Let's Just maintain the Status Quo

I am not sure who am talking to, but thank you for reminding me about the forum am indulged in. I would remain silence as anticipated. Once again my comments were not meant to attract such an upheaval. I do not intend to disrespect anyone in anyway. Being named names such as "churlish" for my comments has opened my eyes to the realities am dealing with.
From now on I will work on regaining my relationship with open wounds I have salted. Like I did prior to exposing myself to B.A. inc, my humility is guaranteed. "Bapa" Mama Salieu, be confident that "lang teddeni yim me meng" and I choose not to ruin that in any way form. I choose to go back to Basse some day with a high sense of respect and dignity. It is unfortunate that minute parts of my comments were taken and extrapolated for some reason. There was a better connotation to my comments. Holistically my comments could have served a better purpose. If one reads all the comments carefully without any prejudice, will not unfairly taint me as the "churlish" individual. I assure you that some of the comments made could be equally weighted. I just got unfortunate to be singled out and made the reason for an uproar. As the common adage states "being at the wrong place at the wrong time" is what has happened to me. May Allah help guide us all in the right direction. May he take Satan away from our site. Ameen. "Me torreeke ong yafagol". I look forward to talking to you Bapa Mama Salieu in the future. I thank you once again for the support and advice. I take your comments with deep humility.

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MOU

Hello All,
I have been following the discussion over the days regarding the MOU with sister organizations. I must admit that it is alarming the way things are going. We must not allow ourselves to sink to a level of discord, especially on issues that are of no harm. There is no harm in going ahead with the MOU and work towards collaborating with sister organizations when and where feasible. Pa Joof has made a thoughtful assessment of the situation and he is on point.

In as much as BA is an independent body, we still have a large room for collaborations and should encourage it to forster harmony and unity among us. I applaud the zeal of those advocating concentrating on BA and its development but, we must realize that we are not an island and should not go it alone. Regardless of our differences, each association can and should learn from one another to enhance and improve upon their programs. I understand that BA, DEBANKO and BYA have each outlined their own points of concentration, I think it is worthwhile to carefully assess the areas we can work together on and we must definately provide advice to each other. So far, we have seen a lot of good literature coming from members of the different organizations through the website and most of it is absolutely constructive. Therefore, it seems to me that the MOU issue is much ado about nothing because it is better to come together than to be asunder.

From a historical perspective, it is rewarding to look back keenly. BA, DEBANKO, and BYA cannot go it alone and since each association is established to fulfill certain needs of Basse, I don't see much of a difference in the aims and objectives of the various associations. Brothers such as Abdoulie Cham, Harona Jobe, Amat Jaw, Master Musa Jallow and many other elders have contributed a lot in the affairs of Basse. This is a fact. Regardless of the location, all associations are equal and the MOU should reflect just that. Everyone has the right to disagree with the MOU and publicly state it, but it is not apt to tell others to forget it because it is consuming too much of our time. Word of advice, ellaboration is an integral part of running an association, so let us get use to it because no issue is trivial. Let us exercise patience and maintain a sense of decorum, although I understand that we may step on each others toes, let us agree to disagree amicably.

Thank You
Samba Johm.

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Re: MOU

Thank you for acknowledging people from both aisles. Am glad you understand that we will always have difference in opinions and that should not deter us from agreeing. Thank you for reassuring skeptics that dictatorship is not what we are leading to. Silencing people is one of the reason why many of our programs failed. I urge and encourage fellow B.A. members to move away from the same old tactics we used for decades that landed us in the situation we are now. Uncle Samba thanks for the reassurance.

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It seems we're missing the point...

Ok folks, I think we're getting a little ahead of ourselves here. The last I checked, BA is still focused on embarking on its committed plans. Clearly, all that is holding the first project (the Mosque that is) is the awaited feedback from the Mosque committee. As such, an MOU with sister organizations has little or no influence on BA’s committed plans or progress for that matter. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t still be opened and inviting to sister organizations or non-members (with Basse’s interest at heart) willing to give us a hand (vice-versa) on project implementations. All that is required is just a simple mutual accord clearly outlining essential terms on how we’ll be assisting each other on proposed projects; the very reason why I had suggested earlier for the sister organizations to share their target goals in an effort to ease the identification of common lines of action. In any case, we talking about the future here, and a mutual agreement would not deter any of the organizations from operating on their very own while making themselves occasionally available to chip in on other parties’ ventures.

With that said, from the suggestions already made, here is what I think the plan of action should be:
1. Have sister organizations share their proposed target goals
2. Have two or three Executive members from the various organizations interested in drafting this MOU express their interest on this forum
3. Declare a timeframe to have this document drafted and submitted to the general public for approval
4. Then we move on from there…..

This should be a matter of trial and error; if it works so be it; in the event it doesn’t, we can then be fully devoted to our separate ways but, atleast we had given it a try.

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