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Sainabou maintains presidential post

Sep 8, 2014, 10:21 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

The incumbent president of the Sports Journalists Association of the Gambia (SJAG), Sainabou Kujabi-Njie, on Saturday won her second SJAG’s presidential contest at the congress of the association.

The election, held at the GRTS building in Kanifing, ended successfully after she was elected unopposed in vote conducted by an Independent Electoral Commission.

Before last weekend’s election, Mrs Kujabi-Njie had successfully served a four-year term as the president of the SJAG and the first African woman to head such an association in the history of sport.

Members of the executive body include Musa Sise of Africell as the1st vice president, Uthman Jeng of Standard Newspaper 2nd vice president, Abdoulie Bah of West Coast Radio (incumbent) as Secretary General, Alieu Ceesay of Daily Observer Assistant Secretary General, NamoryTrawally of Sports View as treasurer, assisted by Abdoulie Nget of Standard Newspaper.

Other co-opted members are Baboucarr Sey of Paradise FM, Momodou Bah of Vibes FM, Ida Bah of the National Sports Council and Rohey Bittaye of GRTS.

Delivering her presidential statement, Mrs Njie thanked members for the confidence and trust they have in her for re-electing her to head the association for the next four years. 

“As president, I will endeavour to look into issues of media training and help cement concrete relationships that will bring positive developments for the association. As a working group member of the AIPS women commission, I will lobby to bring forward one of its key programmes into our sport by hosting and training young reporters, especially women writers,” Madam Njie assured.

“AIPS, a supportive body to SJAG, is aware of this development and shall continue to support SJAG through its president,” she added.

She thanked the Gambia Press Union for its support, saying she would continue to look forward to more collaborations. She also said they are a non-profit making body but they would strive to get available resources to run their activities.

She announced that SJAG, which has been running without an office for over two years, has now been given a space at City Ventures office in Brusubi, which she said is key to the successful running of their activities and also a starting point for more positive and effective running of their programmes.

She thanked all the sponsors and further called for more partnership with SJAG, which is a reputable body in its drive.

The president-elect further thanked GAA president, Alhagie Dodou ‘Capi’ Joof, for conducting the election and commended members of all other associations for their presence.