3 July 2014

Gambia: New SG Receives Saudi Investors

High-profile Saudi investors on Wednesday called on the newly appointed secretary general, minister for Presidential Affairs and head of the Civil Service, Abdoulie Sallah, at his office in State House.

The delegation, which comprised of two investment groups, are in the country to explore the vast investment opportunities in the area of energy. Their visit to the country, according to the Gambia's consulate general in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lamin Satou Bojang (Rtd Army General), was engineered by the recent visit to that country by the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh. "The group is here to support the leadership of the country in its drive to make The Gambia one of the best countries in the world. It has shown keen interest to invest in The Gambia, owing to the beautiful nature of her people and the peace and stability that continues to prevail in the country," Bojang said. Since arriving in The Gambia, according to Bojang, the group has held series of meetings with authorities in the country. "I remember at one of his [President Jammeh) interviews upon arrival in Banjul from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when he was asked by a journalist about his trip to Saudi; he described that visit as a successful one," he added.

Bojang added: "Since then, we at the embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have also tightened our belts to make sure that we exploit the opportunities that are available in the Kingdom to bring to The Gambia potential investors to help him achieve his visions."

Aziz Chaudhey, chairman and member of Board of Directors of Tabi Group, said they are in The Gambia to explore potential investment opportunities, particularly in the area of energy.

"We think that The Gambia is a right place for our investment because her people are very friendly and secure. The country is well secured from what we have seen and these are things that investors and businessmen always think of before any investment takes place," he stressed.

Tabi group is a leading group in Saudi Arabia doing business in a wide range of areas, including industry, trading and infrastructure among many other areas.


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