Jun 16, 2008, 6:09 AM
Star GSM Communication held its 5th year anniversary on Wednesday at the Monument in Westfield.
Star GSM Communication has emerged as one of the crowned bearers in the provision of quality and affordable communication items like mobile phones for all irrespective of their financial, political, social or tribal affiliations in The Gambia.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “The unity and love shown by the Gambian people during a difficult moment of circumstance’’.
The deputy manager of Star GSM Communication, Ebrima Saidy, said celebrating the occasion was a major milestone for Star GSM Communication.
“Our celebration is not so much a festivity, but a solemn occasion to pause and look back at this five-year journey,” he said. “A moment to look ahead at the hills and mountains we must still climb.”
He heaped praises on the managing director of Star GSM, Lamin Kabba, for this visionary leadership, steadfastness and tireless efforts in his quest to take the company to where it is presently.
“We salute men such as Mr Lamin Kabba and his staff, because the beginning for Star GSM Communication was not easy but for his tenacity the company had kept on going from height to height.
He said Star GSM Communication also plans to venture into other areas to contribute their quota towards national development in various ways such as the awarding of scholarships and the creation of more job opportunities.
“We have planned an exciting programme for you in the coming year that includes partners in agencies and academia, to sponsor two hundred and fifty (250) youths to further their academic career on different professional courses at St. Stephen’s Institute of Technology, as well as create employment for youth, and other gainful engagements.
He acknowledged and thanked their partners and supporters such as Gamcel, Banjul Breweries, Kansala Mineral Water, MMJ Mobile Shop, Tecno Sole Agent the Gambia, the Gambia Armed Force and the Police Force, their staff and management, who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event.
“Join me in remembering and paying special tribute to our colleague the late Matarr Jatta as well as our friends whom we honour in their memory such as late Kebba Dibba (GRTS), the late Alh Mansour Njie (GRTS), the late Alh. Ismaila Manneh (GRTS), the late Deyda Hydara (The Point Newspaper), the late Lalo Samateh (GRTS) and the late Momodou Sanyang (GRTS) for their sincerity and service to the Gambian nation,” he said.
Certificates were also given to veteran and active journalists the like of Pap Saine, Co-Publisher of The Point Newspaper, the late Deyda Hydara (The Point), Alh. Modou Joof (GRTS), Sarjo Barrow, the late Alh. Kebba Dibba (GRTS), the late Lalo Samateh (GRTS), the late Momodou Sanyang (GRTS), Alh. Ismaila Manneh (GRTS), and Njie Baldeh of The Point.
Media houses like The Point, Daily Observer and GRTS, Hilltop FM, Star FM and Foroyaa newspaper were also certificated for their “tremendous and untiring effort” towards realising national development.