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It is widely reported that members of the executive committee of the National Olympic Committee for example cannot still access the building.

Contacted to comment on this, Lamin Colley, chairman of the National Sports Council whose body announced the reopening last week, confirmed that the negotiation process over the issue of the office is not yet concluded hence the partial reopening. “Our release was clear on this. That the office is opened to athletes, national associations and administrative staff and the general public in the interest of the country,” he said.

When The Standard relayed concerns of the administrative staff who claimed they have not been paid for months and could not be paid without the executive committee members being able to resume work at their offices, Colley said the concern was being studied along with all other considerations “as we work towards a definite resolution to this episode”.

Last week the NSC announced the reopening of the GNOC office which has been shut for four months following a long-running dispute between the GNOC members and the Ministry of Sports.


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