Banjul, The Gambia, June 16, 2022 - The Gambia National Olympic Committee on Thursday met with officials from the Gambia National Sport Council at the Committee's headquarters in Bakau.
The meeting was meant to familiarise the new NSC chairperson Lamin Jawara to the structures and stakeholders in the wheel of Gambian sport but also to be briefed on the programs and preparations ahead of Commonwealth and Islamic Games this year.
The President of the GNOC Ms Beatrice Allen welcomed the NSC and thanked them for the forsight. We value our relationship with government, and we will continue to have a very cordial relationship with the government said president Allen.
We are ready to cooperate, we are ready to collaborate, and we are ready to intensify and synergize our efforts to manage and develop sport in the country Ms Allen opined.
We need the full cooperation of government to achieve our objectives. And I am hopeful of a greater and better cooperation and with this we can achieve many accomplishments President Allen elaborated.
Marcel Mendy on his part thanked the NOC for the continuous development of sports and athletes. If we weld our efforts together and push hard we can/will register so many greatness in our sport Mendy stated.
Speaking at the meeting, the chairperson of National Sport Council Mr Lamin Jawara said the ultimate objective is to strengthen the already existing relationship between the two authorities.
We want to ensure that all the National Sport Associations are vibrant and proactive, that would be the best way to get results and that have to be spearheaded by the two of us (GNOC and NSC) Jawara concluded.
The 2nd Vice president Mr Ousman Wadda, board member Pa Assan Sylva and the Secretary General Yorro Njie of GNOC all reiterated similar comments.