Sep 29, 2009, 4:59 AM
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Sheriff Gomez, has launched the
Minister Gomez, a key figure behind the initiative of
"Every Gambian should be aware of the fact that we have set ourselves a big target and therefore we should all contribute tirelessly to raising the needed funds for our participation to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and 2014 World Cup," said the youth and sport minister.
"Today's occasion," the minister added, "is one of the occasions aimed at taking a giant step towards ensuring that enough funds is raised to help our teams reach where we want them to reach. Let us engage our mobile phones to dial or send a text to 2222 to support
Speaking at length on a wide range of issues towards improving sports in the country, Minister Gomez thanked the GSM operators of The Gambia for accepting
Alhagie Cham, Minister of Information, said he was happy to be associated with the initiative. "It is a collective responsibility for every Gambian to work closely in a bid to generating funds for
Cham also joined fellow ministers to thank the GSM companies for accepting the initiative, saying: "It is one way of contributing to sports development."
Daddy Gai, a representative from Comium, described the initiative as laudable, saying it will help the country in its efforts at raising the needed funds to fully equip the national teams.
He also spoke of Comium's readiness to supporting the course and challenged all Gambians, including those in the Diaspora, to embrace and support the initiative.
The other representatives from Africell, Gamcel and QCell were Mustapha Ceesay, Ebrima Hydara and Mbye Bittaye, respectively. They expressed profound gratitude to be part of what they called a wonderful partnership and thanked the initiators for their "foresight in putting up such a formidable initiative".
They also promised that they would involve their subscribers in the promotion of
It would be recalled that