Gambia is investment destination – Consul

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

Mr Ousainou Yaffa, The Gambia Consul, has called on investors to take advantage of the many untapped investment opportunities in his country.

He said the country is peaceful and safe to operate business and it is important that investors from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and beyond take advantage of the conducive atmosphere.

Mr Yaffa made the call on Sunday when The Gambia held its national day at the on-going 7thECOWAS Trade Fair in Accra.

He said social amenities such as transportation; telecommunication, energy as well as labour force is available to help any business to thrive.

He commended Ghana for hosting the fair to promote trade in the sub region and also paving the way for Gambian students to study in the country.

Ms Aminata Jagne, a representative from The Gambian business community said the country’s participation in the on-going fair is an indication of the commitment for regional integration.

She said, apart from the economic stability in The Gambia that is good for business, it is also a popular tourist destination and could boast of good hotels as well.

Mr Ahmed Ahmid, ECOWAS Commissioner of Trade, Customs, Industry and Free Movement urged Africa leaders to work towards the development of the continent for the benefit of the people and stop begging for donor support.

Source: GNA

1 Comment
  1. Kofi says

    Gambia is a dictatorship in which people’s investments are routinely grabbed by the state. Besides, the president is into all sorts of private businesses, please factor that into your due diligence else you could end up loosing your entire investment.

    Gambia also puts heavy taxes on ECOWAS citizens who want to establish businesses in the country.

    Be very careful and don’t be carried by sweet words. Do your due diligence.

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