Feb 12, 2014, 9:49 AM
Abdoulie Bax Touray was on Sunday 19 June 2011 re-elected president of the Gambia Cycling Association unopposed at a ceremony held at the Independence Stadium Conference Hall in Bakau.
The positions and names of the newly elected Executive Committee Members are as follows: President, Abdoulie Bax Touray; First Vice President, Bai Ndongo Drammeh; Second Vice President, Edrisa Chiko Njie; Secretary General, Baboucarr Jabai; Assistant Secretary General, Edrisa Sah; Treasurer, Sainey Trawally; and Auditor, Alieu Mass Kah.
The three co-opted committee members are Eliman Jammeh, Kalilu Sanneh and Modou Njie.
In delivering his report, Abdoulie Bax Touray began by welcoming and thanking everybody that came to grace the occasion noting that the association has came a long way since its existence.
He also highlighted the series of activities they engaged in and thanked those that are helping the association in one way or the other.
“Let’s close ranks and work together for the interest of the association,” he said, adding: “There should be fair play and respect for all sports associations.”
Mamudou Max Jallow, executive secretary of the National Sports Council, began by thanking members of the cycling association for their hard work in the past four years, as well as the cyclists without whom he said the cycling association would not have been at the level it is today.
He said: “The Cycling Association has been dormant as far as organising national competitions is concerned and you still have a lot to do but with your collective work I am sure the progress of cycling in the country will be un-measurable.”
In delivering his report, the out-going secretary general, Momodou Demba, said: “Today marks the beginning of a new quadrennial period in which our commitments to cycling in The Gambia and advancement will be placed on a renewed path.”
Mr Demba said he was happy to see all the members of the cycling association in attendance because “this congress gives them the unique and collective opportunity only to review their activities by equally measuring their success and challenges over the preceding four years”.
Baboucarr Jabai, the outgoing treasurer, also presented the financial report, while outgoing PRO Edrisa Sah announced the names of the registered cyclists with the association, the names of the executive committee members and the co-opted members of the association.