Jan 30, 2009, 6:28 AM
Gambia Standards Bureau in collaboration with the West Africa Constellation
Programme Tuesday organized a daylong workshop for commercial and industrial
operators in The Gambia and Italian companies, held at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.
The business forum was aimed at connecting The Gambia and Italian businessmen on development interventions for Gambian business protagonists that could facilitate the transfer of technology, supply of machinery and materials of certified quality interventions.
Papa Secka, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gambia Standards Bureau, in his opening remarks, said the West Africa Constellation Programme is trying to mobilise companies to intervene in various sectors in The Gambia.
He added that they are keen to ensure that their services and products are of the same quality as European and international quality. The chairman of WACP, Gian Matteo Balestrine, said The Gambia is a good opportunity for the foreign company, nothing that it is important to manage the interventions in respect of ethical values with attention at the local plan of development.
The Italian companies from diverse fields and WACP collaborate with the Gambia Standards Bureau to mobilise investors like SORI TRONIC, which are mainly focusing on cold wines, storage and refrigerators, BRAVO SVL for building and construction sector, NO RADS IT Solution mainly for security purposes, and DPH in the area of electrical fields.
The uppermost aim of the workshop was to partner with the private sector in doing business in their area of interest for The Gambia’s sustainable development.