Tankular

About Tankular Village

Tankular Village, is a small fishing and farming village where the river flows in the streets when the tide is in. It is located in Kiang West in the Lower River Division of the Gambia. Takular got about 1000 residents at the moment. It is peaceful and tranquil village where you can always connect yourself to nature because of its location (it’s situated between the river and the hills). Tankular is a very old village which has being in its current location for many centuries. From the oral history the village was found by a brave hunter called Tankur hence the name Tankular.

Tankur used to go for hunting by the river side and he found the place attractive and fascinating and he eventually relocated there with his family. The Portuguese have come into contact with this lovely village during the Portuguese exploration to West Africa in the 16th century. They settle there and built a church there, the church bell is marked as 1711.

As the Chinese Proverb says ‘an invisible red thread connects who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch, tangle but never break’. No matter where we may be under this sun, the indigenous of Tankular either directly or indirectly need to understand that the light of life in them come from Tankular. We should keep that light alive and alight. This web site is set up with that noble intention in mind, to bring the people of Tankular together from far and near to get to know each other better and share our thoughts and aspirations to take the village forward.

10 thoughts on “Tankular

  1. Ebrima S. says:

    TANKULAR YOUNG YOUTHS ASSOCIATION..
    OPERATION CLEAN THE RIVER SITE AND DO COCOA SEEDING BY END OF NEXT MONTH JUNE IF WE HAVE MONEY THAT IS OUR FIRST PLAN, TO GO TO TANKULAR FOR CLEANING AND COCOA SEEDING. THIS COMING FRIDAY ON THE 24th WE WILL BE DISTRIBUTING THE DONATIONS LETTERS AND THOSE AT DIASPORA YOUR DONATION EITHER IN CASH OR KIND IS HIGHLY NEEDED. BY GIVING A DONATION TO THE ASSOCIATION, YOUR CASH OR KIND WILL BE PUT INTO GOOD USE AS EXPECTED. AND TO INFORM ALL PEOPLE THAT THERE IS NO DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO BROTHERS ASSOCIATIONS, THIS ONE IS MAINLY FOR THE YOUNG YOUTHS BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS AND THAT OTHER ONE IS FOR THE ELDERS SO NO DIFFERENCES, THE TWO ASSOCIATIONS SHARE IDEAS…PLEASE LETS ALL UNDERSTAND THAT…THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING…ANY QUESTION CONTACT: 6238292, 3153419, 9708827, 6632140 EMAIL:tankularvillagevdc@yahoo.com

    1. Anonymous says:

      It is important that articles, comments, etc are edited and discussed in a participatory manner before being posted on line. In addition when posting, talk about your org. but forget about the main Association which is at no dispute will any body from or well wishers of Tankular who are calling for peace, solidarity, socio- cultural, and economic development in Tankular. It is incumbent on every citizen and well wishers of Tankular to strive for peace, solidarity and development in Tankular in the most effective, efficient and in a honest and transparent way maintaining the dignity and integrity that the people of Tankular are known for. Thanks. Chairperson Tankular Youths Development Association (TYDA).

      1. Ebrima Drammeh says:

        Thanks bro your comment, but i can tell you i have full respect for you pls so try and maintain that pls… who said there is an dispute, beside if you are the chairperson that you called just try to be attending meetings….yes it is incumbent on every citizen and well wishers people of Tankular to strive for peace and development this is why the younger ones also came with this magnificent ideas….so i’ll appeal to you to be attending the meetings than not and you calling yourself a chairperson…

  2. After the dead of our Alkalo Ba-Solly Drammeh, the elders of the our beloved Village has appointed Ba-Sambujang Drammeh as the new Village Alkalo. May Almighty God protect him and the whole village…Ameen

  3. The Village comprises of four KABILOS namely:

    NJIE KUNDA,
    DRAMMEH KUNDA,
    BARROW KUNDA,
    CEESAY KUNDA,

  4. SEEKING FOR DONATION

    The young association comprising of both boys and girls and the main association TYDA of Tankular descent and other interested members. Are all geared towards the development of Tankular in terms of agriculture; Tree planting and food crops cultivation, cleaning exercise, football and other development programs.

    The associations therefore deem it genuine to seek for donation from philanthropists and kind-hearted people of your type. The donations gained will enable us to purchase fertilizer, facilitate transportation for the course of the work before end of September 2013.

    We solicited your usual cooperation and support and we therefore sought your participation and involvement in the activities of the association and the community at large in order for the association to achieve high.

    Contacts:
    Tel: 00220 6238292, 00220 3153419 and 00220 9153419
    Email: edrammeh2006@yahoo.com
    Skype: drammeh85

    Young association President
    Ebrima Drammeh (Ba-tombong)

  5. Hi the youths of Tankular, Watch out for my comments. I’ll be posting inspirational messages so that we can milk the profound knowledge in them to impress upon ourselves and to understand that the power within is more powerful than the power without. Let’s get started

    “Man know thyself, thine individual self; is everlastingly the supreme command. Self-Knowers always dwell in EL DORADO; they drink from the fountain of youth and are at all times owners of all they wish to enjoy” paracelsus

  6. Anonymous says:

    yea this is the land of my birth tankular gibere konko,our people are faithful, strong hardworking,friendly, and they are truthand kind.
    our elders always told the younths united we stand and divid we fall we shall never be disloyal to our gibere(tankular)we shall always be together for the betterment of our be loving home village

  7. Ebrima Drammeh says:

    Tankular, the Pride of Kiang, is Located in the Lower River Region of the Gambia. It is on the extreme edge of the River Gambia about 108 Km from Banjul International Airport with a population of about 2000 people.Tankular was one of the settlements where Portuguese Missionaries settled beyond James Island.Therefore the village is of great historic significance, even though, unfortunately not much was documented about the descendants of this all important settlement. Tankular in the 1700s was described by European travelers to the Gambia as a place of great resort and richest in the whole of the River {Moore 1730} The people of Tankular are very resilient, hard working and committed to a common objective….. to improve their living standards and general well being. Recently a land mark accomplishment was made by the collective efforts of the villagers and good Samaritans, who gave their support. This monumental achievement will soon be celebrated in a grand fashion..I will let u know the rest. by Jerry K Drammeh

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