Jun 21, 2013, 12:47 PM
The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) on Thursday held its annual general meeting (AGM) of its members at the agency’s headquarters on Bertil Harding Highway.
During the event, delegates reviewed and adopted the financial and activity reports of the agency as well as deliberated and adopted the auditor’s report.
In his speech on behalf of the chairman of GAMWORKS board of directors, Mustapha Njai, a board member, said this year marks the first time in the history of Gamworks holding their AGM at their own magnificent headquarters.
According to him, this is a tremendous achievement for both the board and management of the agency.
He stated that 2011 was another successful year in terms of board governance and performance of its oversight functions and management’s achievements in delivering successfully completed projects and delegated management contracts.
“It is gratifying to note that government and various sectors continue to manifest increasing confidence in Gamworks, with more and more delegated management contract being signed,” he said.
He added that the collaboration with their partners such as the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the University of The Gambia, the National Training Authority, and GAMTEL, continue to go from strength to strength.
He said that with regard to their development partners, they have strengthened their partnership with the Islamic Development Bank and are collaborating with the United States Agency for International Development through the University of Rhode Island.
“I am happy to inform members with much pride and satisfactory that Gamworks, from inception to date, has implemented projects and contract to the tune of over 100 million US Dollar to the satisfaction of clients and beneficiaries,” he remarked.
In presenting his annual report, Ebrima Cham, director general of Gamworks, informed members that 2011 was another very good year for Gamworks with a number of projects and contracts delivered to the satisfaction of our clients and beneficiaries.
“The agency received inflows of fund totaling D211million. Out of this amount, payment to contractors totalled D158 million, D4miliion was paid to consultants and D3 million was paid to other services providers,” he said.
He commended the staff of the agency for their commitment, professionalism and hard work during the year under review.
The Gamworks boss noted that the agency will remain committed to working with the Government of The Gambia and development partners for the infrastructural development of the country.