On Saturday November 28, 2015, community of Gambians in Minnesota have congregated at the community mosque to elect new executive members of their association that will take charge of its affairs for another two year term beginning in January 2016. The election was a fulfillment of the Association’s constitutional requirement which mandate the election of a new member every two years. It was managed and supervised by some highly respected members of the Gambian community in Minnesota and included Ebrima Touray, a distinguished corporate Accountant and graduate of the prestigious University of MN Carlson School of Management and also CPA and CMA certified, Seedia Jaiteh, a Master’s degree holder in Criminal Justice Leadership from St. Thomas University and Kawsu Touray, a former English teacher at a famous high school in the Gambia, Nusrat high school and now teaches at the community’s Islamic Education Center. Beside, Kawsu was the main man behind Radio Gambia’s microphones for the Literary Corner program that was successively hosted by some of the Gambia’s most popular broadcasters, including Saul Njie, Bora Mboge and Malick Jeng.

After the election that showed most of the positions unopposed, the incoming executive members are:

Lamin Sabally as President

Karim Dibba as Vice President

Lamin Gibba as Secretary General

Seedia Jaiteh as Assistant Secretary General

Ousman Fanding Dibba as Program Coordinator

Ansumana Jadama as Auditor

Yankuba Fadera as Treasurer

Abdoulie Gassama as Technology and Internet expert

Palamin Jatta as Social Secretary

Bubacarr Bah as Assistant Social Secretary

Awa Wuyeh Sanneh as Community Relations Coordinator

Abdou Wahab Manjang as Assistant Community Relations Coordinator

Fatou Trawalley as Chairwoman

Ramatoulie Ebrima Touray as Assistant Chairwoman

In the subsequent updates, we will provide the pictures of the new leaders and some brief background information on each  elected person’s professional experiances, expertise, and skill set that each is uniquely bringing on board to promote cohesion amongst the growing numbers of Gambians in Minnesota. The unyielding pursuit of unity is based on shared objectives and goals as enshrined in the mission and vision of the not-for profit organization and 501c (3) registered entity that has no political and religious affiliations and is absolutely devoid of tribalism, regionalism or any other parochial predispositions.

The Gambian Association in Minnesota