May Day participants fault NOC for poor celebration

Friday, May 03, 2019

Some participants of this year’s May Day Sports celebration said they were dissatisfied with the way the celebration was organised, saying the organisation was not as encouraging as the previous editions.

Gambia Armed Force team manager, Warrant Officer Man Dampha said to him, the mood of the organisation was very poor, saying he has been participating in the celebration for long.

 “There used to be about hundred plus companies participating in the previous celebrations but this year, there was just 24 companies. This year’s events finished around 7pm compared to the previous editions which used to go until 10pm.”

Amie Jabang, manager of the Gambia Police Force (GPF) has said this year’s May Day celebration was not like that of the previous years in which many companies participated.

According to her, one of the reasons for the poor turnout is that most of the women in the Gambia don’t like sports and some who have been in sports will be asked to quit the game by their husbands when they get married. “Sports bring people together and develop a country. I want to urge my fellow women to involve in sports to help in the development of the country as their future”.

 Madam Joof, team manager for the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) said one of the reasons for their dissatisfaction is the low turnout of companies in this year’s celebration.

Author: Arfang M.S Camara