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May Day chair grateful to everyone for making event ‘most successful’

May 7, 2014, 12:23 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Abdoulie Kah, chair of the Organising Committee of Gambia’s May Day event, has expressed thanks, appreciation and gratitude to the media, the Chief of Defense Staff, Head of Gambia Armed Forces, managing directors, director generals, company executives and all that allowed their companies to take part in the May Day event making it a successful undertaking.

Mr Kah, who was speaking to reporters during the May Day event, said this year’s May Day was the largest in terms of participants as they were able to register 63 companies compared to last year’s when the organizers registered 50 companies.

It is their wish to look at May Day sports as a product, he stated, saying they have observed one major problem, which is, using students to participate in the name of companies.

“May Day is meant for workers; it is not meant for students,” he pointed out.

“One of the things that have triggered that part is, we are looking at May Day as a competitive level and this is mass sports,” he went on, saying: “The importance and emphasis is, participation and not competition.”

They are looking at how they could change that concept of competition to participation where everybody’s input would be recognized, he remarked.

Mr Kah, who was tasked to organize this year’s May Day sports, noted: “Part of my recommendations would also critically look at the movement from competitiveness to participation so that next year the one who chairs the May Day would have had the foundation to have something to improve on.”