General of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) said the country’s journalists
coordinating body is proud of the Sports Journalists’ Association of The Gambia
(SJAG) for their consistant support to the development of sports journalism in
the country over the years.
Speaking during during the Associatio’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Gambia National Olympic Committee on Saturday, Saikou Jammeh said it is important that SJAG as a body holding sports associations accountable is seen setting example by organising the AGM to report to its members for review and scrutiny.
“GPU is very proud of the Sports Journalists’ Association as one of the most active affiliates of GPU in the media. We have seen you training your members which is quite very key. We have also seen you consistently organising annual awarding in the country which is also very important in terms of promoting excellence in sports in the country.”
The SJAG and GPU, Jammeh said, shares certain concerns including capacity building and regulating the media. “We are very happy that SJAG has supported its members to undergo training at the GPU School of Journalism.”