The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) is a Key Component of the Government of The Republic of The Gambia that is bestowed with the responsibility to coordinate, facilitate and ensure the development of youth and sports in the country. It provides the Policy direction (Youth and Sports Policies) for the smooth implementation of youth and sports activities and programmes throughout the country.
The Gambia’s youth constitute over 60%of the population which necessitates the need for their effective mainstreaming and assuming center of focus to drive socio-economic change and national development. The ultimate goal of the policy is to function as a guide for the MOYS and its partners to ensure that investment in youth takes place across all sectors and in all policies and programmes.
The Ministry is responsible for policy evolution and overall coordination of the activities of youth and sports, while implementation is carried out through its six(6) satellite institutions which are Department of Planning and Programmes (DOPP), National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS), President’s International Award (PIA), National Youth Council (NYC), National Sports Council (NSC), National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) and the Independence Stadium and Friendship Hotel.
To deliver excellence in youth and sports development by ensuring that youths are guided towards entrepreneurship, employability, leadership and encourage mass participation in sports and exercise for well being.
To be perceived as the Centre or Platform for Empowering Youths as effective aggregates in National Development and for Excellence in Sports that Generates Value.
YOUTH & SPORTS
REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA
PERMANENT SECRETARY (PS)
MINISTRY OF YOUTH & SPORTS
DEPUTY PERMANENT SECRETARY (DPS)
YOUTH & TECHNICAL MATTERS
DEPUTY PERMANENT SECRETARY (DPS)
ADMIN & FINANCE
A joyful moment at the Ministry, as the Honourable Minister took his oath of office. The staff and management were pleased to congratulate and welcome the minister. Below is the excerpt of the sworn-in ceremony pictures at the Statehouse and the ministry where the staff embrace Honourable Bakary Y. Badjie for his re-appointment as a state Minister.
The Permanent Secretary Mr. Saikou K.Sanyang and the entire staff of the Ministry of Youth and Sports including its satellite institutions wish to seize this opportunity to Thank H.E Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia for the Re-appointment of Honourable Bakary Y. Badjie as Minister of Youth and Sports.
Inquest to make The Gambia a State Party to the International Convention against Doping in Sports Compliant (Responsive) with the International Convention against Doping in Sport, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Mr Bakary Y. Badjie today, officially launch the Gambia National Anti-Doping Compliance Platform.
In preparation of the National awarding ceremony The President’s International Award (PIA) Reaching out to the Highest Echelon as NOC spreads its tentacles across Regional and Municipal Authorities. We are today received by the Lord Mayor of KMC, Mayor Talib Bensuda at his office. As usual, the Ever proactive and enthusiastic young Mayor.
Earlier today the UNFPA Country Representative, Ms. Ndeye Rose Sarr met with the Hon. Minister of Youth & Sports, Mr. Bakary Y. Badjie at his office in Banjul.Our Country Representative, Ms. Ndeye Rose Sarr met with the Hon. Minister of Youth & Sports, Mr. Bakary Y. Badjie. Hon. Badjie recognised UNFPA The Gambia's support to his Ministry.
Our Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Mr Bakary Y. Badjie, on Thursday 19th April 2022 gave remarks in a virtual format of the 2022 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) youth forum that was held from 19 and 20 of this month.
The two-day event features plenary sessions, interactive thematic and regionally based discussions..