4 senior GFA staff may get the sack
Monday, August 27, 2012
Four senior staff at The Gambia Football Association (GFA) couldbethe next to lose their jobs in the ongoing changes at the GFA under the currentNormalisation Committee, Daily Observer has learnt.
The Committee in its meeting onAugust 7th, 2012had suggested that some senior staff have not been fully cooperative with it, and have not shown commitment to the normalisation process, an undisclosed source told this reporter. The report further revealed that the Committee at that meeting endorsed that the senior staffnamely; Abdou Salam Jammeh, Acting secretary general; Kemo Ceesay, accountant; Terema Dahaba, director technical training centre; and Kebba Ceesay, assisitant technical director, have been found wanting in their performances and have not demonstrated loyalty and support to the Committee in its work of normalising the structure at the GFA.
added that the Committee said that the senior staff have shown disloyalty by
aligning themselves to the views and strategies of the former executive, thus
consistently frustrating the efforts of the Committee in ways they implement
policies and decisions. The source
further revealed that the Committee concluded that it would be impossible to
effectively normalise as it is required in its mandate unless specific measures
are taken, adding that the Committee unanimously agreed and resolved to take
immediate action to avert another crisis.
The source said it was resolved; to send the senior staff in question for a period of three months leave, request the Ministry of Youth and Sports to second highly qualfied persons to replace the staff proceeding on leave with names provisionally agreed as; Marcel Mendy, secretary general; Ebou Secka, Assistant secretary general; Ismaila Njie, accountant. “The committee also resolved that the GFA recruit a qualifiedperson with management andmarketing skills to head the Technical Training Centre. It was also resolved at the meeting that the Ministry should be urged to merge the Gambia for Gold and GFA Marketing Committee,” the report added.
The meeting, according to our source, laid emphasis on the need for action to be taken to impement these decisions immediately so that the normalisation process can continue in an atmosphere of serenity and confidence.The possible extension of the mandate of the Normalisation Committee also formed part of the agenda of that meeting.
Author: by Alieu Ceesay