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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sainabou Kujabi is New President of SJAG

By Abdoulie Nget
Sainabou Kujabi
The Sport Journalist Association of The Gambia (SJAG) has elected its former secretary general Sainabou Kujabi, a sport editor with The Point newspaper as president of the association at a triennial congress Saturday, October 2, 2010 at B.O. Semega Janneh hall at Serrekunda East which witnessed the entrustment  the first female president to lead SJAG.
Sainabou Kujabi and Nanama Keita were nominees who contested for the presidential. Kujabi polled 34 votes while Nanama’s votes count 27. For the vice presidency, Amadou Wuyeh Manga of Unique FM was elected 1st vice president after defeating Baboucarr Senghor of GRTS TV while Momodou S. Jallow of Hill Top Radio was elected 2nd vice president. Sang Mendy of Standard newspaper was elected as the secretary general after he went unopposed. Mendy’s assistants are Abdoulie Bah of West Coast Radio, Lamin A. Darboe of Foroyaa was nominated as treasurer assisted by Ebrima Bah from Hill Top and Pa Modou Faal is auditor.
The secretary general of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) Emil Touray described the day as a moment of reckoning the steps of the association, saying that the GPU will work together with the SJAG for the benefits of sports in the Gambia.
He urged members of SJAG to go through the congress in a professional manner. He noted there was a lot of lobbying been done, appealing to those to be handed over the barton of leadership to make sure that they are competent to handle the posts they are lobbying for.
Secretary General Touray told sport journalists to have a good relationship with the GFA, GNOC, Cricket Association and others for a conducive working environment.
A representative from the GNOC Abdul Aziz Titawo Mendy commended the outgoing executive for having exercised their democratic duties and rights for the sole benefit of their association, describing the congress as a day media.
He also urged the enfranchised members to vote for candidates of their choice whom they have faith in and believe are competent for the posts. He also challenged those coming into office to work collectively and not as an individual for their selfish interest but rather the association.
The former president of the sport journalist, Namory Trawalley outlined the remarkable achievement of his executive and challenged the incoming executive to live up to expectation as they have a big task ahead of them.
On her part, the new president elect of the sport journalists Sainabou Kujabi presented her report and the financial secretary Gibril M.S. Jasseh presented the financial statement over the past 6 years.
The election was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere.

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