WANMA Tech camp wraps up

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The third edition of WANMA Group Tech camp organized in partnership with Integrated Service Solutions and funded by Africa’s Talking on Sunday came to an end at Don Mcmath Foundation in Kotu.

The 2018 Teach Camp brought together 50 participants with the theme: Leading the way through IT innovation.

Lamin Jawneh, WANMA Group chief executive officer described the week-long camp as interesting, saying this year’s camp was better than the previous ones.

He reminded participants about the importance of IT, saying information technology is the future.

He indicated that that the only way to take in this day and age; not just The Gambia but Africa to another level is through innovation. “The silicon valleys are all about innovation and this is why countries like Rwanda, Kenya and Senegal are leading in the sub-region.”

Mr. Jawneh pointed out that if The Gambia wants to change its landscape and boost its economy, IT and innovation are the way forward.

He thanked Africa’s Talking, Unique Solutions, BJ Investment and WANMA Group for contributing to the success of the camp.

Mam Binta Njie, chief executive officer of Integrated Service Solutions said in today’s generation, one need to be technology to move forward.

Fatou Ceesay, Asu Tech Operational Manager said they need more girls in ICT sector because women need to bring more innovation into the country.

“To earn respect in whatever you do, you have to perfect yourself,” she told campers.

She also encouraged them to continue innovating, saying women are doing well in contributing to national development.

Author: Fatoumatta Samateh & Cherno Omar Bobb