GWA lays foundation stones for 8 arenas, launches website

Jun 11, 2021, 5:48 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

As part of plans for the implementation of a project funded by the European Union to “Promoting Investment, Creative Arts and Sports to Promote Resilience Against Climate Change," The Gambia Wrestling Association (GWA) recently laid foundation stones for the beginning of constructions of eight new arenas nationwide.

The project aims to promote investment, creative arts and traditional sports in the country.

The programme also witnessed the lunching of The Gambia Wrestling Association’s website on Tuesday.

Chris Addy-Nayo, project leader, expressed satisfaction with Gambians passion in upholding their tradition and culture.

"I'm impressed with how Gambians love wresting. This project if fully implemented will promote our tradition and culture and also end irregular migration. I want to thank GWA and all partners for a great work done. I also want to urge all partners to make sure this project is fully implemented," he lamented.

Reacting to the launching of their website, Mr. Addy-Nayo said the newly launched website will give GWA the opportunity to be connected with the world and to sell their programmes and events.

Marcel Mendy, executive director National Sports Council, said wrestling will now become big again because of the huge employment opportunity it will give to youths of the country, noting that the project could not come at a better time.

Mendy went on to implore on GWA and partners to make best use of the opportunity.

Representing GWA president, Shiekh Omar Jallow, director of performing arts, National Center for Arts and Culture, said the project is a great milestone for wrestling stakeholders in the country. He thanked the implementation partners, Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA) his office, and GWA for their tireless efforts since the acquiring the project.