The ground-breaking event was held on Saturday in Yundum and is part of numerous development projects being delivered by President Yahya Jammeh.
In a remark, Mr Jahumpa, known as Action Man, described the ceremony as an important milestone in the development endeavours of government.
“This project is one of the numerous [projects] that government will take on in the months ahead,” Mr Jahumpa said. He said the move was another demonstration of the government’s resolve to advance the frontiers of The Gambia’s development.
“The GIA corporate complex is part of a grand scheme by the GIA to reposition itself as a viable and efficient and efficient player in The Gambia’s aviation industry.”
On his part, Professor Muhammadou MO Kah, the chairman of the board of directors of the Gambia International Airlines, said the project was informed by government’s commitment to entrench greater development.
“As we embark on our renewed journey, the fact that our president and the government is today laying the foundation stone for an ultra-modern corporate complex for GIA is indeed a testament that we have just embarked on that journey of greater progress as outlined by the president in his 2025 agenda of continuous and accelerated progress in his statement at the 50th independence celebration,” he added.
Ebrima Sallah, the acting managing director of the Gambia International Airlines commented: “The current GIA head office which accommodates over 80 percent of the company’s employees was constructed purposely to house the engineering and operations staff and for parking and maintenance of the ground surveillance equipment. However, both the technical and administrative units are currently housed in the same premises due to space constraints.”]]>