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Gunjur Alkalo Receives GYSDA Executive Members

Jun 9, 2009, 7:19 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The newly elected executive committee members of Gunjur Youth and Sports Development Association on Sunday 7th June 2009 paid a courtesy call on the Alakalo of Gunjur Alhagie Sulayman Touray at his residence in Gunjur.

In his remarks the Public Relations Officer of Gunjur Youth and Sports Association, Lamin Demba, said the aim of the visit was to inform the Alkalo about the association and their intended plans. The association, according to the PRO, intends to embark on farming among other fund-raising activities.

The Alkalo in response gave them a piece of land for the forthcoming rainy season and the gains from the farming will be used to fence the Nyamina football field, the only property of GYSDA.

The association also appealed to the Alakalo and his council of elders to pray for them so that they realise their dreams and aspirations. Lamin Demba expressed GYSDA readiness in working hand in glove with the Alakalo and his council of elders.

Mr. Demba thanked the Alkalo and his council of elders for the contribution towards the development of the village and  urged them to keep up the good job.

The president of the Association, Buba Bojang, said the aims and objectives of the association is to play this year nawettan at Gunjur Upper Basic School and they will do everything to make sure they play next year nawettan at their own Field, the Nyamina Football Field.

He went on to reveal that Gunjur is the only Centre without a standard football field. Mr. Bojang said that this is one of the reasons for Gunjur not able to host the various national teams ranging from senior Scorpions, U-20 and the U-17 to raise funds for the zone.

For his part, the Alkalo of Gunjur, Alhagie Sulayman Touray, hailed the association for the initiative taken and called for co-operation and understanding among them. He assured them his willingness in supporting the association when even the need arises.

Other speakers included Alhagie Sheikh Sebani Cham, Bubading Bajo, and Karafa Sanneh, all of whom expressed similar sentiments.