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Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Mandinaba Youth and Sports Committee (MYSC) in Mandinaba Village, Kombo East, recently donated sporting gears to the Department of state for youth and sports at a ceremony held at Kafuta Village football ground in kombo East.
The donation was part of their contribution towards the upgrading and empowerment of sports in the country.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony, Kawsu Sanno, chairperson of Mandinaba youth and sports committee, said the gesture which included footballs, among others, was an extension by their donors in America, through Wings of the dawn international institute for children. He noted that the donation was his committee’s and mandinaba Village’s own contribution to the development of sports in The Gambia. Mr Sanno recalled that in March this year, his committee made similar donation to a youth group in the district. He then stressed the need for unity within the youths which he described as indispensable in development.
In receiving the donation, permanent secretary department of state for youth and sports Mam Banjik Njie commended mandinaba youth and sports committee for having the foresight to give donation to his department . He challenged them to maintain peace in their activities, citing that peace is the bedrock for any progressive development.
Permanent secretary Njie further told the youths to be ready to take up their responsibilities, noting that they should not focus their attentions on only sports but on other areas as well. He added that there were several activities in which youths could venture into different from sports .
He then thanked the ( MYSC ) for their laudable gesture and assured them of his department’s willingness to find solutions to the problems of the youths.
Other speakers included Mr Ousman Bah, Wings of the dawn representative in The Gambia, Mr Momodou Jallow, CCF Kaira Nyining Area manager for Kombo East and Central.
Author: by Amadou Jallow