By Maimuna Sey-Jawo
Dr Seeku Jaabi, first deputy governor of the country’s apex bank has launched a book entitled Clusters and Economic Development: A pathway for African Industrialisation.
This is the third book now Dr Jaabi authored, following previous publications on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro Financing in 2016.
The latest book on Clusters and Economic Development: A pathway for African Industrialisation, was launched at Central Bank’s conference hall in Banjul, and attended by officials of the highest bank of the country including permanent secretaries, GRA commissioner general and other dignitaries.
A human resource officer of the central bank, Awa Baldeh, described Dr Jaabi as a passionate academician. He said Dr Jaabi’s books are now featuring in reputable international journals of finance, economy, technology and development.
“The book provides an interesting topics namely; cluster and economic development, financial infusion in sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural financing in Africa, financial inclusion and poverty alleviation.
It also addresses the refugee crisis, SME financing among others,” she stated.
She commended Dr Jaabi for time and resources spent in carrying out research to produce such work.
On his part, author Dr Jaabi said he published the book to share his knowledge with people.
He mentioned agriculture financing in Africa, financial induction and financial stability nexus, reasons why banks fail as some of the topics covered.
Book reviewer hailed the book and explained in broader detail some of the topics covered and its significance.
Essa Drammeh of the central bank described Dr Jaabi as a knowledgeable individual and an inspiration for the young ones, urging him to go on and publish more books
Bakary Jammeh, the Governor of Central Bank, said Dr Jaabi has always been passionate about the Gambian economy and finance. He called on Gambians to support him by buying his books from stores.