Africa: New AWSRU Gambia Chapter President Speaks
The newly elected president of the African Women Sports Reporters Union Gambia Chapter has spoken of her commitment and dedication towards moving the union forward amidst the challenges it is confronted with.
Rohey Bittaye, who works with Gambia Radio Television Services (GRTS), replaces Ndey Busso who has travelled outside the country.
Lawratou Bah has also been elected as the secretary general of the body replacing Fatou Saho, who has also travelled outside the country.
Speaking to this reporter on Friday, Prexy Bittaye said: “The reason behind this is due to the fact that the former president, Ndey Busso, and the secretary general, Fatou Saho, have travelled. So far so good this was the reason why the Gambia body decided to change executive rules that are taking place so that we can participate in other activities.”
According to the former 1st vice president of the body, the AWSRU cannot continue its activities without a president and secretary general, which, she said, “is of course very risky”.
“And of course AWSRU members have been actively involved in so many activities, which was the reason behind this.”
Prexy Bittaye described the task as very challenging coupled with her work.
“It is quite challenging and the AWSRU demands a lot from me and at the same time I have to deliver as I promised to them,” she said, adding that the AWSRU is a daily-activity chapter.
“It is a union that needs the attention of the president or the members of the chapter on daily basis,” she added.
Regarding her plans for the chapter, Bittaye disclosed that she wishes to expand on all the developments they have undertaken.
“For the past three weeks, we have been going round meeting sports stakeholders as well as media houses in order to talk to heads to see that women sports reporters are given the chance and empowered so that they can also excel in their desired goals.”