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“The award is in appreciation and recognition of the most outstanding businesses of the year locally and internationally"
Banjul, The Gambia (TNBES) The Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), has told this paper that the main objectives of the forthcoming Gala Dinner and Business Award 2010, is to promote business excellence in the country and show appreciation to the private business sector.
Madam Beatrice Allen was speaking The Voice newspaper in an interview on the importance of GCCI’s forthcoming Gala Dinner and Business Award 2010 at her office along Kairaba Avenue.
“The award is in appreciation and recognition of the most outstanding businesses of the year locally and internationally as well as businesses that has contributed a lot to the socio- economic growth of this country and those that has been and continue to render quality services to the people,” she said.
According to her, the event also form a part of boosting the economy of The Gambia and to create a platform of competitiveness in the private business sector as well as creating an enabling environment for businesses to excel.
“It will also make business people to work harder in order to gain local and internationally recognition in the event of wining such an award thereby giving businesses much credibility in dealing with their international business partners,” she said.
She also explained that the award also shows businesses that are in good shape and the service rendered are of quality and efficiency. Madam Allen also noted that the private sector’s role very crucial and for this main
reason, the dinner and award is organised to honour of business people and institutions.
However, she pointed out that the proceeds to be gained from the dinner and award ceremony will be put into GCCI Resource Center which has been acquired recently from the Government of The Gambia.
This money will be used to the modernize the resource center, provide an incubator for business people and a skill center for upgrading youths who might have wanted to open their own but lacks the capacity and strength, she said. VOL:2 ISSN:107