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Kartong Oyster Women Association boosted

Mar 16, 2021, 11:57 AM | Article By: Adama Tine

The Senegalo-Gambia Women Federation accompanied by officials from the Senegalo-Gambia Secretariat, Ministry of Gender and Social Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration on Thursday presented over 200 life jackets, 200 boots, 200 gloves and 20 wheelbarrows to the Kartong Oyster Women Association.

The items worth D379, 000 were donated by GIZ, a German International Agency through Senegalo-Gambia Federation and presented by the German Consulate in Banjul. The presentation was held at Kartong, Kombo South, West Coast Region.

At the presentation, Anna Wadda, acting director and regional head of Ecowas national office in The Gambia, said the move is geared towards supporting cross-border trade between the two countries.

“This handing over is very important because as the Ministry of Trade is in charge of trade both domestically and internationally, and also responsible for regional integration, this forms part of regional integration, where we trade without borders. We trade with non-tariff barriers and basically to support and strengthen the collaboration between The Gambia and Senegal.” Wadda said.

The Ministry of Trade, she added, is interested in such initiative that they would want to support and encourage in bid to expand the existing relationships between the two countries.

“This is just first step as there was an initial engagement which led to this day. So after hearing some of their challenges today we will go back and see how more we can help and encourage more youths to involve in this business.”

President of the Federation, Aji Ndey Awa Khan disclosed that the equipment worth over D379, 000 and were donated by GIZ, a German International Agency through the Senegalo-Gambia Federation and presented by the German Consulate in Banjul.

“I am appealing to all Gambian women to be part of this federation, as there are so many things coming for poultry, tailoring and others.”

She revealed that they’ve recently signed a contract worth about D2.5 Million with one of the Ministries to provide locally made facemasks.

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