Jul 28, 2022, 11:39 AM
The National Youth Council (NYC) on Friday launched the National Organising Committee (NOC) ahead of the forthcoming National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF).
The micro-finance institution over the years has carved a niche for itself especially in offering various financial services such as deposit taking, loans and advances as well as offering international money transfer.
Ebrima Cham, Supersonicz board chairperson informed that the institution currently employs about 165 Gambians and serves over 35, 000 customers spread across all regions of The Gambia.
He disclosed that they have also mobilised hundreds of millions of dalasis in customer savings and deposits.
The micro-finance enterprise, Mr. Cham added, also provides financial support to Gambian businesses, especially MSMEs, women and youth, disbursing in excess of D20 million monthly as loans.
He reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to positioning them as a leading financial service provider that is relevant and impactful in creating value for their stakeholders nationwide.
Cham recalled that since inception in 2015, promoting financial inclusion has been the bedrock of their business.
“We believe that one of the major factors hindering entrepreneurial development in The Gambia is lack of capital. Making financial service inclusive, easily accessible and affordable will enhance capital formation and thereby eliminate poverty and promote entrepreneurial development.” He stated.
Dr. Seeku A. K. Jabbi, first deputy governor of Central Bank of The Gambia said Supersonicz’s choice of Tallinding would bridge the financing gap of women, youth, and MSMEs in the area by promoting economic growth and development.
He revealed that over the years, micro-finance institutions, including Supersonicz have been very instrumental in deepening financial inclusion, especially providing financial access to women groups and ‘kafos’ across the country.
He described micro-finance institutions as key stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS), which he added, seeks to accelerate the level of financial inclusion in The Gambia.
Supersonicz mission is “to facilitate financial inclusion and stimulate sustainable economic development of our communities, using Sharia-compliance micro-finance instruments that leverage on technology and the skills of our people in creating everlasting customer experience.”
Meanwhile, the inaugurated complex has a spacious banking hall, offices for Sales & Marketing, Business Development and Credit Administration teams, and an archive.
It is also under 24/7 security and an IP based CCTV surveillance that is accessible anywhere.
The protection of Monkey Park has raised concerns among Gambian environmentalists. This is because of the role of the park as a major tourist attraction in the country and its protection as a gazetted land during the first republic.
The Gambia Healthcare Matters, a charity organisation recently donated 140 bed lockers worth of D220, 594 to the Tanka Tanka hospital at a presentation ceremony held at Salaji.
Lucy Sarfo, principal Methodist Special Schoolhas said that her school which is the only school for differently able people in The Gambia is allocated only one school bus for all its students, adding that this is resulting to some students not being able to attend school due to transportation constraints.