Dec 15, 2008, 6:32 AM
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation has in its 16th Executive Board meeting held in Jeddah last April selected Ousman Wadda as Treasurer of the Gambia National Olympic Committee, to serve in its Technical Committee.
Wadda will serve in the committee for a four-year term, starting from 2009 to 2013, when the 2nd Islamic Games is being held in Indonesia, in 2013.
Ousman Wadda is the first Gambian to serve in the nine-man committee whose members come from Libya, Guyana, Cote D'ivoire, Iran Tchad, Tajiskistan, Saudi Arabia and Uganda.
Wadda's experience will be an asset to the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation in its mission to serve the youths of the Islamic Ummah.
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) was created under the auspices of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). The Gambia as a member of OIC plays an active role in the organisation of the Islamic Solidarity Games every four years. These games are organised by the National Olympic Committees of the member states of the Islamic Ummah.