By: Amadou Jallow
The chairperson of the Kafuta Sports Committee has taken over the leadership of the Kombo East District Sports Committee after his triumph at a rescheduled elective congress held in Kuloro on Sunday.
Lamin Manjang has now been elected for a four-year term after defeating Ousman Manneh, a onetime chairperson of the Mandinaba Sports Committee, by finishing four votes ahead of his opponent. The new committee replaces the Nfally Jarju-led executive.
Manjang’s running mates as well swept the polls in every other executive committee position up for contest. Alieu Badjie who served as a secretary general in the former executive has now been elected as the new vice chairperson and Alfusainey Badjie and Essa Jarju as the second and third vice chairpersons respectively.
Sheriff Singateh, Buba Marreh, Alagie Jarju, Lamin Kujabie, Sulayman Secka, Fatou Colley, Ousman A Jarju and Kaddy Sanyang also took over positions of secretary and assistant, treasurer, auditor, public relations officer, social secretary and assistant and the female representative, respectively.
Speaking after the congress, both Manjang and Manneh appealed to the youth of the district to take cognizance of the district’s potential and the extraordinary future that awaits it, with its over 14,000 inhabitants and its immensely rich unity, which could allow it first of all to achieve its targets for development.
“The rescheduling of the congress was all for the young people of the district to select and elect the competent people to lead them in sports,” third vice secretary of the West Coast Region Sports Committee, Lamin Marong said at the congress ground.
This, he said is an excellent move that shows the level of maturity of the young people of the district, and a reminder to any other executive committee that they will be always accountable for any responsibility they took.
“The struggle for positions in the district’s top sporting body is a show that young people of the district are not only willing to talk but to also take responsibilities and full charge of their consequences,” the Child and Youth officer of Kaira Nyining Federation, Lamin Darboe stressed.