Gambia: GNOC Prezy Pledges Financial Support for Associations

The president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, has pledged to give annual subvention to all National Sporting Associations in the country. He said the support will go a long way in achieving their smooth administration and operations, noting that the condition for benefiting as a national sports association is to have an office and open a bank account.

Alhaji Momodou Dibba made this revelation to the National Sports Association during the 2012 edition of the GNOC Ordinary Session of the General Assembly at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi. He assured that the GNOC will continue to nurture its excellent relationship with the national sports associations and ready to render support to them.

He stress the need for all the associations to be ready to hold annual championships with some support from the GNOC, as it is only through these championships that talents can be identified for the Gambia's effective participation in world events and the Olympic games.

"In the future, the GNOC support to national sports associations will be based on the Olympic solidarity principle of 75% advance payment and the balance of 25% shall be paid upon receipt of a report," Dibba stated. He also disclosed that various commissions and committees, comprising representatives of all National Sports Associations have revised the Constitution which was finalised and endorsed by the jurisdiction commission.

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