By Aminata Ceesay
The country’s telecommunications giants, Gamtel, has recently opened its Bakau branch costing one million dalasis.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Awa Sambou Jobarteh, the senior manager customer service Gamtel, noted that Gamtel has diversified target markets which include the key areas in the economy.
“This new branch in the tourism industrial area will reinforce the company’s capacity to serve its business customers especially those in the communication sector.
“In this increasingly competitive communication market, we must seek our customer base if we are to remain profitable and to retain our customers; one of the most effective ways of doing this is through expansions of our branch network.”
Also speaking, Peter John Gomez, acting director customer service, highlighted the benefits that the company offers to its users.
He said: “Gamtel fibre broadband internet connection for businesses is a high-speed data transmission medium through optic fibre cables which provide incredibly super-fast transfer data over a secure and reliable connection.
“It is a dedicated link for internet connection from Gamtel point of presence to the customers end with a single non-shared fibre pair. This is what makes a very fast, reliable, secure and always on broadband internet access for our corporate customers and beyond. It is not interrupted by bad weather or thunder and lightning.”
Luntanding Jaiteh, Alkalo of Bakau, expressed appreciation to Gamtel for opening a branch in Bakau, saying that this will strengthen the relationship between Bakau and Gamtel.
He said: “This is a landmark achievement for the Gamtel in their mission to transform the telecommunications industry of the Gambia.”
He further ensured that his community will make good use of the branch by supporting Gamtel in national development.
Assan Touray, National Assembly Member for Bakau thanked Gamtel for partnering and supporting the people of Bakau. He further urged the people of Bakau to work with Gamtel.
Seedy Jaiteh, deputy managing director Gamtel, said: “Gamtel is the primary provider of telecommunications services in the Gambia. The company is a state owned, limited liability company, with the Gambia government owning 99% of shares & Gambia National Insurance Company (GNIC) owning 1% of shares. The company has steadily created a modern efficient network infrastructure, using state of the art technology in order to respond to the increasing demand of a dynamic market.”