May Day Sports preparations in high gear


 Speaking at a press conference at the National Sports Council, NSC, yesterday,  the chairman of the organising committee Aboulie Kah said; “We are working towards the day, holding discussions  and consultations with  companies and departments with a view to staging a very successful event.”

 He also revealed that since renovation works at the Independence Stadium is still ongoing, the event has been moved to Banjul after having had approval from the Banjul City Council who assured them that the Square is in good condition for sporting activities. 

As for the sports banquet which comes after every May Day sports, Mr Kah said they are working on a venue, tentatively the Paradise Suite hotel  to hold that annual gala dinner at which participating institutions are given certificates and sports personalities honoured with awards.


Ebou Faye, another member of the committee, disclosed that for the first time this year, the parade, speeches and the rest of the programme will be in the morning and afternoon.    

Faye said they have a security committee working with the Gambia Police Force to provide adequate security and avoid unnecessary over-crowding of the park.

Mariama Sallah, athletics coordinator reported that preparations are on for the athletics segment of the event as they are in touch with the Athletics Association. She called on companies to register early at a fee of D15, 000 at BSIC Bank account number 009202103553006176.


By Alagie Manneh