Gambia Agency for Management of Public Works (Gamworks) said it has implemented numerous projects since 1994 worth over D9, 941,000,000.00.
“Gamworks has satisfactorily implemented development projects and programmes in excess of US$200million from 1994 to date,” Chairman Salieu Taal disclosed at the agency’s 13th annual general meeting.
Gamworks has been established to work to reduce poverty in The Gambia through its management of construction works and the rehabilitation of public infrastructure, provide technical assistance and training and implement the Technical Studies Programme.
Speaking further at the meeting held at the agency’s headquarters in Kanifing, Taal said the year (2017) under review was another good year for Gamworks despite the political impasse that caused trepidation, disruption and instability in all sections of society.
“The agency continues to contribute its quota to national development. The agency also continues to make serious efforts in informing potential clients and the general public on its work an effective communication strategy has been put in place,” he asserted.
The director general of Gamworks, Ebrima Cham said: “Management is continuously making efforts to bring in new projects and contracts into the agency. The agency has been successful in collaborating with the various government sectors.
“The achievements registered by Gamworks could not have been accomplished without the team of committed, professional and hardworking staff at the agency. The inflow of new projects and contrast into Gamworks is due to the confidence in the agency by the government and our development partners.”
Cham added that the Gamworks management has continued to provide staff with opportunities for continuous professional development, part-time undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and short-term local and overseas training in relevant areas.
“During the period under review, the finance manager obtained his ACCA through distance learning,” he said.
He also outlined numerous other projects carried out by the agency during the year under review.