Preparations for the May Day mass sports are in the final stages with a big rush for registration.
The organisers, the National Sports Council ,NSC, announced yesterday that registration will close on April 22.
“We have to cut a deadline to enable us to determine the size and logistics of the event to avoid lateness, ” said Ebou Secka of the NSC.
Secka further revealed that new companies have registered and others have expressed interest suggesting that they could be full house this year. “We are not introducing new events but the enthusiasm for the existing ones is growing by the day with many participants now training hard to excel in the events that carry the most points, such as the Tug of War,” he said.
The NSC also said the registration fees remain the same, D20, 000 per team which also covers a dinner table for 10 staff at Paradise Hotel on May 3.
There will also be a workers’ forum as part of the May Day celebration to be organised in collaboration with The Gambia Workers Union where important issues will be discussed. “At the end of the forum resolutions would be made and handed over to the Gambia Workers Union,” Mr Secka concluded.