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GTUCCU holds 17th AGM

Apr 24, 2014, 10:11 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

The Gambia Teachers Union Co-operative Credit Union (GTUCCU) Saturday held its 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Pencha Mi Hall, Paradise Suites Hotel on the theme: “Co-operative and network building for enhanced economic empowerment”.

Speaking at the AGM, Lamin K. Marong, President of the Gambia Teachers Union, said the achievement registered in the past five years are “undoubtedly due to the tireless, selfless, committed, well-focused, dynamic and indefatigable leadership style” of their general manager, Baboucarr O. Joof.

This was supported by a highly trained, skilled and competent staff who are well-motivated and monitored by the rules and policies that are implemented to the letter without fear, favour, ill-will or affection, he said.

He expressed his gratitude to the GTUCCU for successfully taken over from the Government payment of teachers’ salaries, adding that every teacher in The Gambia has the opportunity of receiving his or her salaries and allowances at his or her workplace and in a dignified manner.

He said as a social wing, the management of the GTUCCU does not only strive to enhance the living and working conditions or the general welfare of its membership but also endeavour to give them dignity.

Hammey B. Jawara, in his remarks, said that for the past twenty-three years, credit union under the watchful eyes of members has been ensuring convenient and reasonable access to financial service.

He stated that the GTUCCU was indeed an integral part of that success and development from inception.

According to him, NACCUG was still committed to the general operation and management of the ABACUS software for the eleven biggest credit unions including the GTUCCU.

Hawawu Barry, officer in charge of Agri-business, said it was gratifying to note that GTUCCU in recent years was one of the success stories in the cooperative movement in The Gambia.

“This commendable success is attributed to the commitment, innovativeness and transparency of the leaders you have elected,” she said.