Friday, July 13, 2018

As part of their efforts to promote tourism between Gambia and Senegal, The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ecole Nationale De Formation Hoteliere ET Touristique (ENFHT) of Senegal.

Speaking shortly after the official signing ceremony Dawda Nyang, director general of The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute said the signing came when the two Presidential Councils had a meeting in Banjul. “Our collaboration is a bit different with other sectors because we are trainers and we have been busy looking at areas that we can collaborate to produce service excellence.”

 Mr. Nyang said the two institutions are targeting to provide excellent services to improve the linkages between tourism and agriculture in their respective countries and also on areas that they can have joint research. “As academic institutions, we will be conducting joint researches involving our staff and students to have outcome that would change lives in our respective countries.”

 Moussa Thior, director of Ecole Nationale De Formation Hoteliere ET Touristique of Senegal thanked the GTHI and the entire Gambia Government for inviting them to The Gambia to sign the important MoU between the two institutions.

He said the MoU is a follow-up to the Presidential Council meeting between Gambia and Senegal in Banjul which was held from 11 to 13 March this year in various areas in which the Tourism sector was part of.

Mr. Thior said the signing would allow the two institutions to make exchange visits share good practices and experiences in the field of tourism and hospitality.

 Kodu Jabang-Senghore, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Culture said they are signing an operation that has never happened in the past, saying she hoped more of such would happen in the sub-region  to improve tourism. “We, as Africans must improve on our capabilities and experiences to be able to forge ahead with the little resources we have as a continent.”

Author: Njie Baldeh