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Promoting the Smiling Coast of The Gambia

The large Gambian community in South Leeds have decided to step forward and help promote tourism in their homeland.

The Gambia has been under dictatorship for the last 22 years, but happily for everyone there was a democratic change of Government following elections in December 2016. In the Gambia tourism plays a vital role in the economy and in the socio-economic development of the people.

The tourism awareness event will take place outside WH Smith’s on Land’s Lane in Leeds city centre on Saturday (12 August 2017) from 12-5pm.

Commenting on the event, Yanks Sawo said:

“South Leeds has a large Gambian Community employed in a cross section of national and local government contributing to the development goals of the United Kingdom. Equally we also realised that as people of Gambian descent in privileged positions we also have a duty of care to assist The Gambia in times of difficulty.“

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About the Author:

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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  1. David White says:

    Great initiative. As someone who has lived and worked in Gambia for 16 years, I can say there has never been a better time to visit this beautiful country. So don’t freeze this winter watching reruns on tv, get yourselves some sunshine and sunny smiles here in Gambia.