GOA hopes to fuse financial resources with NSC
President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), K.A. Juman-Yassin, is hopeful that the new National Sports Commission (NSC) board would be willing to fuse resources for greater investment in sport.
The six members of the NSC have been officially appointed by the Government of Guyana. The appointments were made on May 20, 2021.
The NSC consists of Kashif Muhammad (Chairman), Bissoondyal Singh, Cristy Campbell, Dellon Davidson, Phillip Fernandes and Cheteram Ramdial.
Among the functions of the NSC as listed in the National Sports Commission Act of 1993, is to promote sports and its organisation by all available methods, including the making of grants therefor; provide for the establishment, erection mid maintenance of sporting and other recreational facilities; and advise the Minister on development and promotion of sports generally.
“He [Kashif Muhammad] has been in sport a long time, as an administrator and organiser, and perhaps that is what is needed, so I want to wish him all the best,” the GOA President stated at a recent press conference.
Yassin added, “I think it is time enough to get the National Sports Commission going…we the GOA are willing to work with them. I have said that if we pool our resources, we can do a lot. If we pool our resources as it regards funding for coaches, we would be able to give a coach, a very decent salary.”
“So, I am hoping we could talk to the new Sports Commission with this and other matters.”
In Guyana, there are over 30 sport disciplines, of which 23 come under the purview of the GOA. The GOA has been recognised by the International Olympic Committee since 1948.