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Validated Strategic Plan out to serve as Quran, Bible for youth – PS Nyang

Aug 20, 2014, 10:27 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Nancy Nyang, permanent secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), has said the validated MoYS Strategic Plan 2014-2019 will be out to serve as a Quran or Bible for Gambia youth and even generations to come and therefore called on all to take the document as ours.

Speaking yesterday at the opening of a day validation workshop of the document held at NACCUG, Madam Nyang thanked the UNDP for having seen the importance of the document as well as funding it.

PS Nyang added that this shows that the UNDP has The Gambia at heart, noting that the previous document was reviewed to further give it weight as well as improve its weak areas.

Ms Nyang noting that the vision statement of the document aims to ensure youth achieve excellence in sport, adding that the mission statement goes beyond wellbeing to prosperity.

The validation of the strategic plan is to ensure they take up their responsibility and manage Gambian sport well, she remarked, calling for creativity and professionalism in whatever one does.

She as well called on people to change their attitude positively to get to where “we want to” in all walks of life. “We need to take that country as ours,” she went on, calling on everyone to take his stand now for the development of the nation as “it belongs to us”.

She further called for patriotism, unity and team work among all.

“We should see ourselves as Gambians, not tribe,” she added, saying The Gambia belongs to all her people.

Dominic Mendy, consultant, said it was a privilege for him to be involved in the development of the strategic plan, adding that the document seeks to move the ministry to ensure it achieve its goals.

The document when implemented will be reviewed by all people interested in sport, he added, saying the document must be functional.