launch of ”Tekki Sunu Suff”, a project to combat rural exodus and irregular migration

launch of ”Tekki Sunu Suff”, a project to combat rural exodus and irregular migration
launch of ”Tekki Sunu Suff”, a project to combat rural exodus and irregular migration

“The project aims to support young people working in the fields of agriculture, livestock, fishing and fish farming. This is about curbing the phenomenon of irregular migration and rural exodus in remote localities,” declared Fara Ndiaye, the national coordinator of the Network of Champions for Success in Senegal (RCRS).

He spoke at the CDEPS during the launching ceremony of the ”Tekki Sunu Suff” project, which targets young people from the three departments of Sédhiou (Boukiling, Goudomp and Sedhiou).

Several concerns were raised by grassroots stakeholders during the meeting. Among these are access to cultivable land, capacity building in agricultural practices, livestock breeding, fishing and fish farming, noted the APS.

The RCRS national coordinator also stressed the importance of establishing an advocacy document to address these needs in order to facilitate access to land and promote industrialization in the Sédhiou region.

Fara Ndiaye also highlighted the region’s potential to encourage young people to stay or return to their region. ”This would help reduce the phenomenon of irregular migration,” he said.

Clémentine Bandiaky, a pig farmer, welcomed the “Tekki Sunu Suff” initiative, but noted the difficulties faced by young entrepreneurs.
”Obtaining operating space and training in various sectors of activity are problems that hamper their entrepreneurial ambitions,” she noted.

Pleading for a policy of industrialization of the area, she called on the new authorities to take into account the access of young entrepreneurs and project leaders to land, emphasizing the urgency of supporting and supervising them.

The president of the Municipal Youth Council of Sédhiou Amadou Lèye Konté, for his part, insisted on the empowerment of rural young people in the region through the development of the primary sector.

”This project is a step towards the empowerment of rural youth in Sédhiou, and I hope it will contribute to a more prosperous future for the region,” he said.

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