Alex Haley’s grandson is on a visit to the Gambia to celebrate 46th anniversary of publication of the seminal book “Roots”.

Bill Haley Jr. is accompanied by Malick L. Manga on the Banjul trip. 

The duo launched Technology Transfer Initiatives which will be discussed during the trip. 

It covers areas such as Sustainable Housing, Education, Healthcare, Agriculture and Cultural Tourism; all which are critical sectors concerning the overall development for The Gambia.

“The Technology Transfer initiatives are a generational gift to the people of The Gambia; an affirmation of our ‘Roots’ legacy; and the seven milestone anniversaries, which include the 55th Anniversary of my grandfather and Ebou Manga’s inaugural visit to The Gambia,” said Bill Haley, Jr.

 “And, it is the story of my [ancestor] Kunta Kinteh.” 

Malick L. Manga reiterated, “These initiatives are a reflection of the deep yearning we have in connecting to our Roots, a celebration of our joint legacies but they are also an answered call for those of us in The Diaspora to help with the development of our ancestral homeland.”

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