26 February 2013

Gambia: Bakoteh Fish Market Board Set Up

A new Board of Directors for the Bakoteh Fish Market has been set up. It followed the recent inauguration of the Market as part of activities marking The Gambia's 48th Independence Anniversary.

This was disclosed Monday by officials of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) at a press briefing held at the Council's hall.

Speaking at the briefing, Dawda Sey, the interim chairman of the KMC, said the setting up of the board has given them a lot of hope, as it will help coordinate the affairs of the Fish Market. He also said he has no doubt that members of the board will live up to expectation.

On his part, Yankuba Colley, the APRC National mobiliser and outgoing KMC Mayor, expressed delight at the establishment of the board.

He spoke at length about the importance of the Fish Market, saying that it will go a long way in addressing challenges such as unemployment, among others. He thanked the government of The Gambia for building the Fish Market.

Amadou Saine, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, noted that the Bakoteh Fish Market is the second biggest market built by President Jammeh.

He assured the board of government's full support at all times.

Other speakers at the ceremony included Mustapha M. Njai, CEO of KMC; and Nfamara Dampha, director of Fisheries.

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