The Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) Friday inaugurated the logistics, media and communication, and enterprise development committees for the Banjul bilateral trade fair.
Members of the committees include staff of GIEPA, the Ministries of Trade & Foreign Affairs, The Gambia Chambers of Commerce, The Nigerian High Commission, The Association of Gambian Manufacturers, Gambia Police Force, Gambia Immigration Department, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Gambia Revenue Authority, National Farmers platform, and the National Enterprise Development Agency.
The committees discussed processes for the exhibition marking their formal assumption of duty on their task ahead.
Presiding over the respective events held at GIEPA head office along Kairaba Avenue, both the Chief Executive of the Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency, Ousainou Senghore and a GIEPA Board of Director – Muhammad Silla, welcomed participants and expounded on the need to revisit the many bilateral accords signed between the two countries and devise ways and means of implementing them.
As per GIEPA mandate CEO Senghore emphasized, the promotional agency will continue to lead in coordinating and facilitating private sector investments into The Gambia and stakeholders should embrace the environment to expand entrepreneurship development to create more jobs for the Gambian youth.
Sales at the international bilateral trade fair between The Gambia and Nigeria, scheduled from 12th to 20th October 2022, is restricted to locally made items by Gambian and Nigerian entrepreneurs.
By Nogoi Saine, GIEPA