Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Unique Solutions C.E.O to Attend Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship


Banjul, The Gambia (TNBES) The Chief Executive Officer of Unique Solution Mr. Papa Yusupha Njie, has been nominated by the President of America Barrack Obama to represent The Gambia at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship to be held in Washington DC later this Year.

In his June speech in Cairo, “A New Beginning” President Obama announced that the United States
will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how they can deepen ties between business leaders, foundation, and social entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.

It is in this view that Mr. Papa Njie was nominated to represent The Gambia to join other colleagues from around the world.

Speaking at a press conference at the American Embassy along Kairaba Avenue on Friday 9th April 2010, Tashawna S. Bethea, the Political and Economic Officer of the U.S.
Embassy in Banjul,
said the summit represents an opportunity to highlight and support businesses
and social entrepreneurship in Muslim-majority countries, including their
minority populations.

“Through this Summit, the United States seeks to join existing efforts and inspire new efforts to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in Muslim countries,” she said.

She disclosed that delegates selected from around the world to represent their home countries, regions, sectors and communities at the summit includes successful
entrepreneurs, investors, academic, leaders of entrepreneurship networks,
non-profits foundations, and business.

According to the U.S. diplomat, the summit agenda has been designed to highlight and celebrate the work and talents of many great entrepreneurs from Muslim communities.

According o her, it provides a platform for foreign delegates to connect with American stakeholders and develop partnership that provides innovative solutions and
support entrepreneurial ecosystems.

For his part, Mr. Papa Yusupha Njie expresses delight for his nomination and his commitment is to promote The Gambia in the outside world during the summit. Mr. Njie vows
to do his utmost best to portray the good image of The Gambia and phase out the
what he called ‘the negative misconception of Africa and Africans among people
living in the west’, in order to attract both foreign investors and Gambians in
the Diaspora to come and invest in the country and improve its economic growth.

Mr. Njie stressed the need for industrialization, which he describes as a way of providing employment opportunities and creation of an enabling environment for
investment and development. The
involvement of the Muslim communities in the summit shows the positive side of
the Muslims and the way businesses are changing the lives of people.

Profile

Founder and CEO of UNIQUE SOLUTIONS, Papa Yusupha Njie, is a 34 year old Electronic Engineering and Management graduate of Middlesex
University, UK.
He is a trained electronic and computer engineer. He has passionately driven
the strategic agenda of Unique Solutions over the past 10 years, together with
his dedicated management, young and dynamic staff taking Unique Solutions from
humble beginnings to its current status as one of the leading ICT service and
solutions providers in the Gambia.

The highlight of CEO Njie’s achievements culminated in the launching of Unique Solutions’ groundbreaking Broadband Internet and Data services network in March 2008, using the latest Motorola Broadband Wireless Technology
providing wireless and fixed Internet and Data connections to corporates,
schools, NGOs, government institutions and homes.

The Motorola network infrastructure deployed by Unique Solutions has had its coverage expanded from the Greater Banjul area providing VPN and Internet
services to include Brusibi, Mandinary Brikama, Kabakorr and Kanilai and
the latest being Essau, Barra, Fass, Amadalaye, Kwinella, Farafenni, Kaur,
Kundang, Brikamaba and Basse making Unique Solutions the first private Internet
and VPN service provider to have the furthest rural connectivity coverage
meeting the Gambia’s universal service objectives in ensuring
people in the hinterland have access to cheap, and life changing technology in
their daily lives.

Mr. Njie serves as the 1st Vice-Chairman of the Sub-Regional ICT employers’ organization in West Africa,
championing the
acquisition, facilitation and implementation of Information
Communication Technologies in developing countries especially to benefit young
people and communities at large.
He was awarded the Gambia Chamber of Commerce
and Industry’s Young Entrepreneur of the year 2006 and nominated for same award
in 2008 and also nominated for the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s
Business Man of the year 2008. He was nominated for the 2009 Entrepreneur of
the Year and Unique Solutions have just been awarded the GCCI SME of the Year
2009.

Mr. Njie is happily married with a loving wife and 2 wonderful children. His hobbies include traveling, watching movies and playing football.

Unique Solutions provides services in the ff areas: Internet and VPN Services, Computer Hardware and Software Sales, Networking, Web Design and Hosting, Outsourced IT- Managed
Services. VOL:2 ISSN: 159

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