Feb 17, 2020, 4:48 PM
Following the dismissal of Independence Stadium and Friendship Hotel General Manager Musa Njie, the Ministry of Youth and Sports yesterday set up a four-member interim Management Committee to stir the affairs of the stadium and the hotel until further notice.
Musa Njie was dismissed alongside Modou Cham Manager of the Friendship Hotel and Dawda Sarr former accountant at last month.
According to the permanent secretary at the ministry, Alieu K Jammeh, the interim management would be headed by the deputy permanents for Sports at the ministry, Abdoulie Kah, and he would be assisted by Mrs Saffie Lowe Ceesay deputy permanent secretary at PMO, Mr Momodou Sabally at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and Mr Francis Njie of African Village Hotel.
He said the terms of reference of the interim management will be: To oversee the day-to-day management of the Independence Stadium and Hotel until a new board and management are put in place.
Among the task of the interim management will be to review the overall operations of the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hotel to transform it into a viable entity.
He further stated that the interim management will carry out a staff audit and inspection of the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hotel with a view to recommending an appropriate employee job matrix.
The interim management will propose the repositioning of the Friendship Hotel to provide efficient conferencing, catering and lodging services to the public, Jammeh went on, adding that it will propose a draft strategic and activity plan for the phase by phase rehabilitation of the stadium and its sports facilities, and to institute a needs assessment (that is, human resource and finance) of the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hotel.
The interim management will also develop a marketing strategy for the stadium and hotel, and advise on the way forward for resource mobilization, as well as establish a framework on reporting on the finances for greater accountability.