Honourable Bakary Y. Badjie, Minister of Youth and Sports today Friday 16th July, 2021 presided over the handing over of the Gambian National Flag and payment of Six Hundred Thousand dalasis (D600,000) to the Gambia's Olympic athletes team at the Ceremony held at the Ministry complex in Banjul.
The ceremony was graced by dignitaries as the team prepare to travel to Japan for the Olympic Games.
Speaking at the event, Honourable Badjie reiterated government commitments and willingness to support the development of sports in the Gambia through his Ministry
Badjie called on the Athletic to be a good Ambassador to the country and wish them well.
Honourable Sheikh Omar Faye, the Minister of Defense and Olympian gave a solidarity statement with emotion to the team.
Also speaking was Abdoulie Jallow, Secretary-General of the Gambia National Olympics Committee (GNOC) who gave an overview of their preparation and thanked the government through the Ministry