Dec 11, 2014, 9:55 AM
National Inter-Departmental Sports Association (NISA) on Tuesday launched its sub-Media committee for its upcoming July 22nd Sub-regional Championship at a ceremony held at the Friendship Hostel conference room at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Speaking at the ceremony, Saikou B. Jarju, secretary general of the National Inter-Departmental Sports Association (NISA) began by saying they were happy with the presence of Sainabou Kujabi-Njie, president of the Sports Journalist Association of The Gambia, adding that they felt that NISA has reached a stage they should have such a media committee.
He also said they hope to work with sports journalists in the future, and also highlighted the term of reference of the media committee from 26 June to 26 July 2012.
Bai Bittaye, assistant secretary general of NISA, said 14 regions are coming from Senegal to participate in the event, noting that there would be 11 sporting events.
He stated that they have a long history with the Senegalese regions that are coming to take part in the event, adding that they don’t just want them to come and participate in the event but also to share with them and as well as enjoy the various aspects of the country.
He added that the media committee will help NISA in publicity of the event and other programmes of the July 22nd sub-regional championship.
“We want to reassure you of our commitment and hope to work for a fruitful programme,” he concluded.
Sainabou Kujabi-Njie, president of the Sports Journalist Association of The Gambia (SJAG), gave her blessings to the media sub-committee and urged members to go by the terms of reference for them to succeed in the campaign.
She urged them to forge a cordial relationship with colleagues from Senegal who will be attending the event and wish NISA a successful hosting.
Baboucarr Camara, assistant secretary general of the SJAG said: “We thank you and are glad that the media committee has been launched and will therefore live up to expectations.”
“We hope the partnership will continue and also hope that NISA will continue to organize this competition.
Lamin Cham, a member of the media committee, also thanked NISA for their “termination” efforts and also congratulated them for hosting the event, adding that they hope the event will grow to become an international one.
Momodou Faal, Sulayman Badjie and Ndey Busso also spoke at the ceremony.
A cheque for five thousand dalasi was presented to the media committee to facilitate their operation for the event.