Sports Minister targets May Day celebrations to unite Gambians

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Youth and Sports minister Hadrammeh Sidibeh said his ministry will continue to place importance on the annual May Day event to help meet his target of uniting Gambian people and strengthening the brotherly ties that bind them together.

Addressing Gambian workers and the public at the opening of the commemoration of this year’s Workers Day of May Day at the Independence Stadium on Wednesday, Minister Sidibeh challenged participants to at least make two new friends from this year’s commemoration, thereby building a big and strong family that will be together forever.

Workers Day is commemorated every 1st of May in solidarity with the world working class, serving the purpose for which it was originally designated as a labour halide to harness a future of freedom, peace and justice for all.

“We will all agree that without peace and stability we will find it very difficult to achieve the development we want for ourselves and our country,” he said, while reminding workers that it is important to use platforms like this to preach peace, tolerance and understanding, forgiveness and reconciliation

As they marked this day in their unique way by spending the whole day together, The Youth and Sports ministry challenged workers to wisely use the opportunity to make new friends regardless of where they came from or work, tribe or political affiliations, while urging them to start discussion that will lead to the establishment of new businesses.

Author: By Arfang M.S Camara