Senegal-Banjul multi-sectoral forum to be staged next month

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat in collaboration with the Senegalese-Gambian Association for integration and socio-economic development multi-sectoral business forum is slated for next October at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.

 The forum to be held from 5 to 6 October is under the theme “multi-sectoral relations and business networking for the Senegambia people.”

The forum, according to officials, will be attended by ministers from the two countries, public and private sector actors as well as individuals.

The objective of this year’s forum is to open dialogue, consultation and partnership at the highest authority within institutions in order to provide accelerated progress for the realisation of the protocols and agreements signed by the two states, hence the need to engage each other in direct talks in order to derive maximum opportunities from the forum.

The aim of this two-day forum is to bring the people of both countries together a single-interactive-business-platform with a view to exchanging businesses and exploring further business opportunities.

One way of achieving this is by bringing stakeholders from both countries together in a forum and allow them discuss issues and formulate strategies that will bring the desired sustainable development for both countries.

Ambassador Paul Badji, Executive Secretary of Senegalo-Gambian Permanent Secretariat, said they are expecting four hundred participants, half the number from each country.

He emphasised that they (Gambian participants) are fully prepared to make it a date and to boost the business sector of The Gambia.

He said the Senegalese are more prepared to make a successful, interactive and learning forum.

He stressed that the forum will boost the economies of both countries as it will help participants and other stakeholders to network which will help them boost their business sectors.

He urged both the private and public sectors to come forward and register because that business forum will be a center for networking from the different sectors of businesses.

Ambassador Badji further stated that there will be a joint multi-sectoral forum and networking session from all the business sectors which will bring together stakeholders and individuals from the two countries to have a bond that will foster their businesses.

He also shed light on the registration and the benefits attached, urging people to come on board and register for this year’s business forum which will be one of its kind in the history of Senegambia.




Author: Adam Jobe