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Sporting Fraternity in Western Region to Engage in Farming

Aug 21, 2008, 9:14 AM | Article By: By Sainabou Kujabi

The sporting fraternity in Western Region will on Saturday August 23rd troop to President Jammeh's farm in Sifoe to take part in the farming activities.

Lamin King Colley, Chairman of the Western Region Sports Committee, said the move is part of answering the president's call of going back to the land. "We feel by giving him a hand on behalf of the country, will boost our relationship with him as the proceeds from the farm will go back to the Gambian people," he stated.

He said as planned, all the districts within the Western Region will send 50 representatives from their areas adding that even football academies will be represented.

He said a letter was written to the police and the army for transportation and they promised to provide the vehicles like they did last year.

"Last year we were in Kanila and this time around we chose Sifoe because having learnt that most of the work at Kanila has been done. We are calling on all the district chairpersons to come early and assemble at the Brikama Police Station Saturday morning for departure," he said.

King was quick to reveal their committee's intention of making the event an annual affair and finally appealed to all young people in sports to come out in numbers with their farming materials to make the day a reality.