The Gambia Wrestling Association (GWA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGA) on Saturday in the conference hall of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC).
The GWA AGM conforms to the constitutional requirement of the association and was intended to inform members of its past and future activities.
The AGM is a constitutional requirement for members to meet annually for the executive to report to them on what it has done on their behalf.
The delegates unanimously adopted the activity and financial reports of the association which were presented by President Serign Modou Faye and Treasury Alagie Drammeh.
In his statement on the Association’s activities for the 2020-2021 wrestling season, GWA President Serign Modou Faye alias Cham said the season under review was full of challenges due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
“The season under review has been difficult due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the struggling family united to make it one of the most successful in the history of the association,” said he declared.
Faye said that despite many successes, GWA’s inability to pay its international membership dues continues to be its main concern.
“We wrote several letters to the National Sports Council and the National Olympic Committee of The Gambia, which led the GNOC to pay two thousand Swiss francs, or about 100,000 D. There is still a debt of about seven thousand and eight. one hundred and fifty-three Swiss francs (7,853.61), or more than 400,000 D due to United World Wrestling, “he revealed.
During the presentation of the financial statement of the association, Alagie Drammeh, the treasurer, declared that the total income generated for the 2020/2021 season was 620.13.13 D, noting that the total expenditure for the same season was 138,604.99.
âThe association spent a total of D 67,800 at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Congress 2020. We spent D 9,000 at the stakeholder meeting and a total of D 41,450 on administrative costs.
According to him, the total expenditure of GWA was D256,854.99 and the association’s income and excess expenditure was D363,551.14.
Treasurer Drammeh revealed that the association’s current assets stand at D482, 966.69, which he says includes money in the bank of D373, 716.69 and outstanding debtors of D109, 250.
Alagie Abdoulie Bojang, head of wrestling at the National Sports Council, said he was delighted with the progress made by the executive led by Faye.
“I am very satisfied with this executive. The National Sports Council is always happy when national associations / federations fulfill their constitutional mandates. I call on all of you, including the executive, to continue working as a family for the betterment of the sport, “he advised.