A new mini-stadium worth US $173,913.04 is under construction in Janjanbureh, Central River Region, The Gambia. The minister of Youth and Sports, Bakary Y. Badjie recently laid the foundation stone to mark the start of the project.
Construction of the stadium is fully funded by the government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS). The project is expected to be completed within 6 months.
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This is the third laying of a foundation stone for mini stadiums in the country and the second in CRR. Kafuta in Kombo East, West Coast Region; Fulabantang in Lower Fulladu West and Janjanbureh in the Central River Region are the respective beneficiaries.
The government recently laid a foundation stone to another similar project in Kafuta village. In that particular ceremony, the newly appointed Youth and Sports minister assured the youth that Gambian leader Adama Barrow and the entire government remains committed to the issue of youth, adding that they will continue to make sports development a nation’s priority by creating the enabling policy environment and development ventures that will advance this great country.
Marcel Mendy, executive director, National Sports Council, expressed appreciation to the Gambia government for what he described as ‘a wonderful project’ for the people. “This project is very much in line with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and National Sports Council sports development agenda. We believe that for the country to make it to the top in terms of sports there should be an investment into sports infrastructural development,” he added.