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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 his office in Banjul.

The Platform which is chaired by Dr Omar Jange comprised of the following personalities:

Dr Omar Jagne, AFRICMET and Africa Zone V RADO Board member

Mr Musa Mbye, Deputy Permanent Secretary Technical Ministry of Youth and Sports

Dr Mustapha Bittaye, Director of Health Services Ministry of Health

Mr Yorro Njie, Secretary-General GNOC and Director of Sports UTG

Mr Marchel K. Mendy, Executive Director National Sports Council

Mr Adama Jammeh Chairman of the Athletes Committee

A female representative from the Lab Technician Ministry of Health

It could be recalled that the Eighth session of the Conference of Parties (COP8) to the International Convention against Doping in Sport was held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 26 - 28 October 2021

The Conference of Parties, Elects Mr. Marcos Diaz of the Dominican Republicans Chairperson of the Conference of Parties; Hitesh Patel of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as Rapporteur of the Conference of Parties; the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Senegal and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Vice-Chairpersons of the Conference of Parties.

The Conference of Parties endorses the establishment of National Compliance Platforms by each State Party on a suitable del that strives for domestic ordination in line with Article 7 of Convention and strongly encourages States Parties not having done so, to consider establishing one as well as to designate a National Focal Point and requests the Secretariat to continue offering guidance to States Parties in the establishment of National Compliance Platforms and to report to its ninth session on progress achieved.

Speaking at the inauguration, Minister Badjie hailed the members for their steadfastness in making sure this platform is formed.

He said the platform is in line with the framework for strengthening the implementation of the International Convention against Doping in Sport.

Dr Omar Jagne chaired of the platform thanks the ministry for the trust bestowed on him to be part of the platform.

In attendance was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Mr Saikou K. Sanyang and DPS Finaance and Admin Mr Lamin A. Camara


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