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NBR gears up for 7th edition of regional Workers Day

Apr 20, 2015, 9:43 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The deputy governor in the North Bank Region has spoken of the government’s commitment to the welfare of workers, and to enhance physical and mental development, citing the commemoration of Workers Day on 1st May.

Deputy Governor Mustapha Saidy was speaking on Wednesday in Kerewan at a preparatory meeting ahead of the commemoration of the 7th edition of regional Workers Day/May Day, scheduled to take place on the 23rd May in Kerewan.

He said the meeting would accord workers the chance to interact and share experiences and to demonstrate skills in all sports.

Saidy called on stakeholders in youth and sports to effectively participate in the planned May Day sports.

Lamin S Jawara, chairperson of the North Bank Regional Sport Committee, thanked institutions and NGOs for their unflinching support in promoting the spirit of building effective human resources and networking.

He said the 7th edition of Workers Day demonstrates the regional authority’s commitment to the realization of promoting sports and to strengthen mutual understanding among workers.

Jawara used the occasion to call on citizens, institutions and philanthropists to support their resource mobilization.

Major Timothy Sanyang of 2nd Infantry Battalion Farafeni barracks assured all of the security’s support and participation toward a successful event, noting that the day would strengthen the cordial relationship between security apparatus and the general public.

Alieu Saidy Barry, the regional sports officer, and Lamin Sima, the youth officer, praised institutions and NGOs for their generous support and contribution over the years toward a successful May Day. They announced the establishment of various sub-committees to enhance effective participation and build ownership of regional Workers Day.

Stakeholders expressed the need for a well-coordinated approach in resource mobilization, and for all stakeholders to be proactive.