By Olimatou Coker
The vice president Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang said government recognises the centrality of economic transformation and private sector development in achieving the national development goals.
VP Jallow Tambajang made these remarks recently while presiding over the official opening of the 12th edition of the annual Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)’s Trade Fair at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
“Through strong partnership and effective collaboration with the private sector the government is fast on track in implementing reforms to support private sector in the Gambia,” she added.
She said the theme for this year’s trade fair: economic transformation for Gambian Business Empowerment is pertinent and relevant to the government’s policies and efforts.
According to Madam Jallow Tambajang, the government and the Gambian businesses through the medium side enterprises require strategic transformations processes to support the current efforts to improve the business environment, attract support and empower businesses and investment in the protective sectors of the economy.
“Because of the rapid transformation in technology she emphasized the need to invest in technology to improve productivity and competiveness of the businesses noting that is what will reposition the Gambia to be a hub for trade and investment,” she said.