Your Excellency the President of the Republic of The Gambia
The Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia,
My Lord the Chief Justice
Colleague Cabinet Members
Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service
Deputy Secretary General
Secretary to Cabinet
Senior Government Functionaries and my Learned Judges
Members of the Press
Ladies and Gentlemen
Good Morning to you all
I stand before you, deeply touched and inspired by generous words of congratulations and encouragement since my appointment.
With enormous gratitude for the confidence placed in me by Your Excellency, and with an unswerving resolve to honor that trust, I humbly accept the appointment as Minister of Youth and Sports of our beloved country, The Gambia.
I wish to immensely express my deepest respect and sincere appreciation and look forward to work closely and cooperatively with my Cabinet colleagues and all other stakeholders in the execution of my functions.
It is my considered view that today’s realities require the young people of this country be identified by their skills, intellect, healthy lifestyle, so as to actively participate in public administration and the implementation of our national youth and sports policy with a view to attain the goals and objectives of the National Development Plan.
Thus, it is my wish to turn our youth folk into a leading force of the state, to ensure their participation in the solution of our socio-economic problems.
Equally, it is my sincere desire to attain maximum participation and excellence in sports and sporting activities at local and international levels.
Ultimately, I am hopeful that the youth of this country will grow up knowing that they are a priority to the Government of the day and that we are working hard to build a better future for them.
During my tenure, I will embrace their hopes and hear their appeals. I am an optimist, and I am full of hope about the future of our country.
I thank you all for your kind attention.