Mar 31, 2020, 12:46 PM
Hello and a warm welcome to yet another amusing edition of Personality of the Week, your weekly column aimed at bringing prominent Gambian top notches and achievers into the limelight.
in our previous editions, this column has and will continue to bring you
profiles of the giants in today's
edition, we bring you the profile of a man who needs no introduction in today's
He began his journey into the business world from scratch climbing through the ladder, which has undoubtedly toughened him for life.
served in various positions in and outside the
his secondary education here in The Gambia he entered Viken FolkehogskoleGyovik
In 1984 Mr.
Njie's passion in the pursuit of education remained unabated. He entered
From 1984 to 1986 he worked with Atlanta Neighbourhood Housing Service as Economic Development Specialist.
to 1988 he worked as an Administrative Clerk at the
working he enrolled in
From 1987 to 1990 he worked with Amoco Inc. as Assistance Manager before moving to Kroger as Customer Service Manager.
In 1993 Mr. Njie returned to The Gambia to contribute his quota in nation building, as he always say "Home is dearer".
From 1993 to 1994 he took up appointment with Mass Sosseh Shipyard as Administrative Manager. From 1994 to 1996 he was appointed as Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government and Lands. Because of his dedication coupled with a high sense of dignity and commitment to duty he was appointed by the Secretary General as Secretary to the Task Force on Discipline and Punctuality from 1995 to 1996.
In 1996 he was appointed as Secretary to the Commission of inquiry on Public Corporations where he served until 1999. From 1998 to 1999 he was Acting Senior Assistant Secretary, responsible of routine administrative cadre, Desk Officer for Immigration and Prisons matters at the Department of State for the Interior. He was also responsible of issuance of Passports, Secretary to the Prison Visiting Committee and the Counterfeit Currency Board and Secretary to the National Task Force on Security Sensitisation. He was moved in 1999 to the Department of State for Tourism and Culture as Senior Assistant Secretary up to before moving to the Department of State for Agriculture. In August 2000 he moved to the Office of the President as Senior Personnel Officer and later moved to the Department of State for Fisheries, Natural Resources and the Environment as Principal Assistant Secretary until 2005. From 2005 to 2008 he was the Deputy Permanent Secretary, Department of State for Forestry and Environment. Mr. Njie is currently the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Department of State for Energy.
received Meritorious Services Award,
of the Minority Affairs,