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Officials of Ski Divers meet Tourism Minister

Feb 28, 2012, 1:00 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

A team of ski divers from Belgium recently met with the Minister of Tourism and Culture at her office in Banjul.

According to the experienced divers, the meeting was held to inform the tourism minister about their plan to start a ski diving sports event in the country come November 2012 and January 2013.

In receiving the delegation, Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie, Minister of Tourism and Culture, thanked the team for choosing The Gambia to bring something of this nature.

“Such a thing is very important,” she said. “This is part of improving the Gambian tourism sector.”

Madam Jobe-Njie applauded the new development saying ski diving sports event will sell the Gambia tourism to the world.

She said that her ministry, with the support of the stakeholders, welcomed the ski divers’ activities and would find ways and means of supporting them.

For his part, Ronal Limborg, Special Event Organiser, said the purpose of meeting the minister was to tell her their plan of organizing a ski diving sport event in The Gambia.

“They have been staging different ski diving sports events in many African countries as well as in Europe.

Ronal Limborg also told journalists that a team of professional instructors, standard jumpers and aircraft, as well as other things, is already putting in place the finishing touches ahead of the Banjul event.

Other speakers on the occasion included the acting-director of Gambia Tourism Board, Fatou Beyai, as well as senior officials from the Gambia International Airline and Civil Aviation.