Each company fielded competitors in athletics events, and unique disciplines like tug-of-war, pillow fight, greasy pole and musical chair.

The events which lasted until late last night were again competed for by the more established teams such as the Gambia Armed Forces, Social Security & HFC, Nawec and new comers such as Gambia Bureau of Statistics. 

The National Organising Committee NOC chairman, Abdoulie Kay, told The Standard that the legacy of his committee was found in “the breakthrough attendance and innovative organisational ideas that made the day a smooth and memorable one.


“I think we have proven that the capacity to organise big events is here with us and other generations coming would be inspired by what we have been able to achieve here today. I want to thank the security, the press, the GAA, team managers and my NOC members for a good job,” he said.

Team manager, Omar Danso of Africell, who won over Gambia Immigration Department in the tug-of-war preliminaries, said his team had a good preparation and strong support from the management of the company. “We have had good preparations especially in the tug-of-war and the track and field events.”

Africell sponsored the greasy pole event while BSIC participated as a leading sponsor.

Among the events lined up were the dazzling 70-meter race for managing directors and cabinet ministers and unslated sprint for media representatives.

Read the full report and results on Mondays’ edition.


By Lamin Cham