APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL OF GAMWORKS-Mr. Omar Gaye
The Board of Directors of GAMWORKS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Omar Gaye as the new Director General of GAMWORKS, effective 1st May 2021. He takes over from Mr. Ebrima Cham, who leaves his position after having reached the statutory retirement age. Mr. Omar Gaye served as the Technical Director of GAMWORKS, from February 2004 up to the time of his elevation to the position of Director General. Mr. Gaye has therefore been pivotal to the success of the Agency over the last 17 years. The Board is confident that Mr. Omar Gaye can manage the affairs of GAMWORKS and build on the successes of his predecessor. The Board of Directors take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Gaye on his appointment and wish him well in his new position. In the same vein, the Board sincerely thank Mr. Ebrima Cham, for his outstanding leadership of GAMWORKS and his immense contribution towards the success of the Agency in the infrastructural development of The Gambia. During his 17 years tenure, Mr. Ebrima Cham served GAMWORKS with distinction and professionalism.
GAMWORKS was incorporated as Company Limited by Guarantee in 1993, as an autonomous and not-for-profit Agency to manage public works, by the Government of The Gambia with the assistance of the World Bank. The Subscribers and Board of Directors of GAMWORKS are drawn from five associations, namely: the Gambia Bar Association (GBA), the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (TANGO), the Gambian Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA), and the National Youth Council (NYC). The mandate of the Agency is to implement development projects, in an efficient and expeditious manner, on behalf the Government and our Development Partners. The Agency has also been implementing projects funded entirely from the Gambia Government National Budget, or by Public Enterprises and Public Institutions. The activities of the Agency encompass the management of projects, especially in the area of civil works and infrastructure, such as roads, carparks, markets, public buildings, offices, schools, resource centres, public amenities, health centres, sanitation, drainage, electricity and water supply. The Agency is also involved in the rehabilitation and upgrading of existing buildings, and the procurement of goods and services. Employment creation, capacity building for local government authorities and the construction industry, are also important objectives of GAMWORKS. The agency has a track record for its professional and successful management of major public works as well as impactful projects for local authorities that have significant social impact.