Yesterday, The Standard contacted the chairman of the new organising committee of the May Day sports, Aboulie Kah, who said that preparations for this year’s event is ongoing, with his new body holding series of meetings with prospective companies, government institutions and private organisations who participate in the biggest amateur sports meeting for workers.
”We have been receiving positive feedback from the company reps and we shall intensify the campaign with press briefings and notices to put everyone in the picture,” Kah said.
The first of such press briefings is planned for later today. For the first time since its inception the May Day sport would not be organised the Gambia National Olympic Committee, GNOC , which initiated it decades ago.
Two months ago the Ministry of Youth and Sports, MOYS, announced a new body under the National Sports Council in collaboration with the workers union will organise the May Day sports. This followed MOYS’ decision not to recognise the current GNOC. The ministry argued at the time that in fact the event was designed to be workers’ activity on Labour Day.
Author: L amin Cham]]>