10 December 2012

Gambia: Sports Minister Presents Vehicles to GFA, NYSS

The minister of Youths and Sports, Alieu K. Jammeh, on behalf of the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, Friday presented two vehicles - a 21-seater bus and a Pickup 4X4, to the Gambia Football Association (GFA) for the Gambia U-17 female Football team, and to the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS), respectively, at a ceremony held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. The keys were received by Omar Sey, vice chairman of the GFA Normalisation Committee; and Nuha Y. Jammeh, executive director of NYSS, on behalf of GFA and NYSS respectively.

The bus will be used by the female football team for their activities while the Pick-Up is meant for the monitoring and evaluation of NYSS farms in Sapu in Central River Region, Chamen in North Bank region and Nyanibare in West Coast Region.

Speaking at the occasion, Minister Jammeh said it shows again how much the president cares for the youths of the country, noting that anytime youths need something he (the president) is always there for them to provide and to satisfy their needs.

Jammeh further stated that all what the youths can do is to stand shoulder to shoulder with the president to stand firm and committed to his calls and vision to develop The Gambia. "The president continues to provide the enabling environment and the facilities that youths will need to operate in that environment and the president keeps providing those facilities. It is now left to us the stakeholders, administrators in sports, and youths in general to complement those efforts and to continue doing exactly what the president desires of us," he remarked.

The Sports minister also urged the two institutions to ensure that a proper framework and structure is put in place for the upkeep and maintenance of the vehicles.

On his part, Nuha Y. Jammeh, executive director of NYSS, thanked President Jammeh for the timely donation to NYSS.He also thanked the minister for the personal commitment to their request, while assuring that the vehicle will be put into good use.

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