By Lamin Sanyang


The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in marking its 50th Anniversary will Friday, May 12, award five of the most successful business personalities in the country.

The awards will be in five categories namely, The Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, The Best Bank Of The Year, The Leading Business Of The Year, The Emerging Business Of The Year and The Best Business Concept Of The Year.

“This is when we recognised excellence and reward businesses accordingly,” Beatrice Mboge, Director of Corporate Services said.

The GCCI Director of Corporate Services told this medium that usually such events are organized to recognize the indigenous personalities and businesses that have really done well over the years. She said the winners will be announced on the night of the event. She named the QGroup, Taf Gambia and GT Bank as the main sponsors of the event.

Mr. Alieu Secka, the Chief Executive Officer of The GCCI explained that the country’s chamber of commerce was established 50 years ago in the name of Bathurst Chamber of Commerce and Employers Association. He said they advocate and represent businesses in the country, saying it is an independent organization and not affiliated to the government. He said however they are not business law makers but contribute and effectively participate to ensure the that interest of the business community is articulated.

Meanwhile, the GCCI has a good number of membership including large and scale companies in the country.