Apr 29, 2010, 1:10 PM
A press release issued Tuesday by the NSC and signed by its deputy Executive Director, Marcel Mendy, announced for the information of the general public that it has reopened the Olympic House after holding a series of meetings with concerned stakeholders with a view to reach a peaceful end to their longstanding disputes.
For the benefit of our readers, we reproduce the full text of the release addressed to all media houses. It reads as follows:
“The National Sports Council wishes to bring to the notice of the general public that following the closure of the Gambia National Olympic Committee’s office some four months ago, as a result of internal differences and wrangles within the GNOC, a series of meetings were held with the concerned stakeholders with a view to reaching a peaceful end to their longstanding disputes.
“Considering the difficulties that the athletes and secretariat staff of the GNOC have been going through during this period, the NSC is pleased to announce that a breakthrough has been reached to reopen Olympic House to all essential staff and the general public.
“In the meantime, the NSC will continue to explore all avenues to work with all concerned stakeholders in order to bring about a final and an amicable end to all internal differences at the GNOC.
“As the leadership of the country continues to safeguard, protect and promote the general welfare of the youth, particularly the athletes in this case, the NSC therefore solicits the cooperation and support of all in its quest to regularize and develop Gambian sports”.