FR JOSEPH A GOUGH CSSP TO RECEIVE THE GAMBIA NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNCIL, ALHAGI MOMODOU BABOUCARR NJIE ,GCRG ,LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR HIS GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO GAMBIAN EDUCATION, GAMBIAN SPORTS AND FOR HIS PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIVES OF MANY YOUNG PEOPLE AND FOR HIS SUPPORT FOR THE HANDICAPPED IN THE GAMBIA.
The Most Revrend Fr Joseph Anthony Gough will be the receipient of the Alhagi Momodou Baboucarr Njie , GCRG, Life time Achievement and Excellence Award for 2009. This is the first time ever that The Gambia National Christian Council in the United States is giving out this award and indeed after thorough consultation and examination of the merits, there is no better candidate to receive the award at this time.
The award is named for a great Statesman in Alhagi Momodou Baboucarr Njie who passed recently. Like Fr Gough, he was a philantropist in his own right and has also educated many future leaders of our country.
Alhagi Momodou Baboucarr Njie also is the epitomy and barometer of religious tolerance having served for well over two decades as Chief Patron and a full fledged member of the Baati Linguere Choral Group. It is because of these and many other unmentioned reasons why we have have named the award for his memory. Fittingly, Alhagi Momodou Baboucarr Njie was also a staunch supporter of the receipient during his days as Principal of St Augustine's High School.
Onbehalf of the President of The Gambia National Christian Council in the United States and the Chair of The Gambia National Christian Council in The Gambia, The Most Revrend Bishop Solomon Tilewa Johson, who serves in an advisory capacity to the GNCC, we wish to congratulate Fr Joseph A Gough for a well deaerved award. We encourage all past students to come to Sang Marie in Atlanta from August 14th to 16th for a reunion with this great man.
Gambia National Christian Council,