Mamudou Max Jallow, former senior development officer at the National Sports Council, has been appointed as the new executive secretary of the National Sports Council (NSC)
.Jallow, whose appointment took effect on 1 February 2011, replaces Abdul Aziz Titao Mendy, who was temporarily running the position.
Mr Jallow, who has accumulated a wealth of experience in sport, joined the NSC in 2001, as a development officer.
He was offered a sponsorship package in 2004 by the International Olympic Committee through the Gambia National Olympic to do his Master’s degree programme in Sports Science in the
Upon his return after successfully completing his studies, Jallow was again offered another sponsorship by the President's Empowerment for Girls Education Project (PEGP) to pursue a PhD programme in Sport Tourism in The Gambia but, according to him, he could not complete that programme due to financial difficulties.
It would be recalled that Max, prior to joining the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has worked as a cadet planner at the Ministry of Agriculture before proceeding to the University Extension Programme ( UEP) where he got a BA degree in Development Studies - Major in International Development Studies and Minor in Political Science and Economics.
Speaking in an interview yesterday with Pointsport about his plans for the council, Mr Jallow said that two of his first major actions are to strengthen the National Sport Policy and Programme of Action and to ensure that all national sports competitions are decentralised in the country.
He thanked the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the sports minister, Hon. Sheriff Gomez, for their demonstrating their confidence in him by appointing him for the job.
Max, who promised to live up to expectations, also thanked president Jammeh for being the prime mover and chief patron of Gambian sport.
Abdul Aziz Titao Mendy, the former acting-executive secretary of the NSC, is back in his position as development officer of the council.