Gamcel/Gamtel Signed D10 Million Contract With Gambia for Goal
Gamcel and Gamtel, operating under the brand names of 'Yaay Borom' and 'Creating a brighter future for Telecommunications' respectively, have extended their largesse to the Gambia for Goal, amounting to D10 million for a period of four years. This support was formalized at a signing ceremony held at the Gamtel House conference room in Banjul.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Sheriff Gomez, the Minister or Youth and Sports, noted that the signing as significant as it coincided with the 10 years anniversary of Gamcel. He expressed the appreciation of his Ministry and Gambia for Goal for receiving such support from Gamcel and Gamtel. He said the national is for Gambia to qualify to the Nation's cup and that they will continue to call on their partners like Gamcel/Gamtel to match along with them side by side to make sure this becomes a reality.
The Youth and Sports Minister applauded the role that Gamcel/Gamtel in supporting national endeavours and noted that this is a demonstration of cooperate social responsibility.
He challenged the Gambia for Goal to live up to expectation and ensure that the partnership is worth the while and has generated the expected results.
For his part, the Managing Director of Gamcel, Mr Foday Ceesay said many Gambians are now displaying their football talents at the world stage unlike before when you have only few playing football outside the country. He said the country is appreciative of the his company's role in matters of national development.
Mr. Baboucarr Sanyang, the Deputy Managing Director Gamtel, said Gamtel started sponsoring GFA since 1984. He explained how the support of his company accompanied the Gambian football beyond the country's borders citing the U.17 African Championship, Peru etc. He said the D10 million is just the beginning and that they will continue with their support until the cup is brought to The Gambia.
In his brief remark, Mr. Tombong Saidy,. the Chairperson of Gambia for Goal described the day as a good day for them as they receive this huge sum of D10 million from their partner Gamcel/Gamtel. He promised that everything on contract will be honoured.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Jammeh also acknowledged the support.
The ceremony was witnessed by officials of Gamcel/Gamtel, Ministry of Youth and Sports, the media and members of the football fraternity.
Speaking earlier, Mrs Ramou Nyassi Hydara, Gamcel Senior Marketing Manager and chairperson of the ceremony, reminded that Gamcel/Gamtel have contributed a lot towards sport. She expressed hope that the objectives of the agreement will be realized as demonstrated by the enthusiasm and zeal of the Sports and Gamcel/Gamtel officials.
In another development, Gamcel/Gamtel also donated a computer and printer to Dankunku Lower Basic School. Receiving the donation on behalf of the School Headmaster, Mr. Yankuba Yabo, a senior teacher, expressed appreciation and thanked the managements of the GSM and telecommunication outfits for what he described as a timely assistance. He said this is the first time his school is receiving a computer and promised that it will be put in good use. He added that in recognition of the importance of technology, the Ministry has introduced the subject of information technology in Grade 7 at secondary school.