Jan 14, 2010, 3:12 PM
The Banjul Sports Committee last week officially handed over the Banjul Mini-stadium (KG5) to GAMWORKS for the rehabilitation of the football pitch, drainage and perimeter fence at a handing over ceremony held at the Banjul Mini-stadium.
The project which is worth D9.4m was financed with funding and support from The Gambia government, Banjul City Council, GAMWORKS, SSHFC and the committee.
According to the GAMWORKS Director of Technical Services, Omar Gaye, the project was initiated by the committee and they deemed it very important to assist such projects for the development of sports.
Modou Sowe, the President of the committee thanked all those who have one way or the other supported them during the process to ensure that they are the first sporting committee to develop an artificial turf.
According to him, from 14th January 2010, the Banjul Mini-stadium would be closed to the public and anyone who is found culpable of trespassing will be prosecuted.
The Director of Youth and Sports, Malang Jassey commended the committee for a good initiative which will go a long way towards ensuring that the Ministry’s policy of excellence in sports is achieved to meet the Vision 2020 Sports Policy.
The National Sports Council, Executive Secretary, Besenty Gomez also commended the committee and urged them to ensure that the artificial turf is maintained and sustained. As he noted, it is the main problem of such projects.
The Contractor, BOA Constructions expressed satisfaction for being given the contract and promised to complete works by June 2010.
The handing over was finally completed with the Consultant, GAMTEC officially handing over the Banjul Mini-stadium (KG5) to the Contractor, BOA Construction.