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WACP, CCP hold investment forum

May 30, 2014, 9:07 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

The West Africa Constellation Consortium Programme in Italy (WACP) in collaboration with Constellation Consortium (Gambia) Limited (CCG) Tuesday held a day’s investment forum in The Gambia.

The venue was the PASS Trading Building located along the Bertil Harding Highway

Bai Matarr Drammeh, coordinator of CCG, announced that investors from Italy are in the country to find out about investment opportunities.

He said investors coming from Europe and elsewhere will be able to access information at the forum that could enhance their decision making to invest in the country.

Sulayman Secka, president of CCG, said the idea was not only to partner with Italian or Gambian Investors, but to facilitate financing for Gambians in the areas of agriculture, infrastructure, transport, health, and energy, among others.

He said organizing the forum was evidence of their desire to promote foreign direct investment from Europe to The Gambia.

He said the CCG, among other things, seeks to ensure the transfer of technology and facilitate job-creation opportunities for the youths, especially in this country.

The one-day forum heard a presentation by Gian Matteo Balestrini, the chairman of WACP.

This was followed by a question-and answer session, and one-on-one meetings between the participants from The Gambia and Italy.