FINDINGS FROM THE ASSESSMENT OF RETURNEE MIGRANTS FROM LIBYA & NIGER JANUARY –MAY 2017 PRESENTATION BY MAMADI DAMPHA: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR EMPLOYMENT
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  • January-May 2017 this year, 542 back way migrants returned from Libya and Niger
  • The number was expected to increase over the subsequent months and years. At present there are 1120 returnees from Libya alone
  • It is a known fact that most of the people who take back way do so in pursuit of economic opportunities
  • With this knowledge at the fore front, the Employment Directorate embarked on plans that can help influence policy and program to address the plight of returnees
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CAPACITY BUILDING OF PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES TRAINING ON TRADE FACILITATION WHICH WAS ON THE 21-22 SEPTEMBER 2017, AT DJEMBE BEACH RESORT
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The training started with opening prayer and introduction of the participants by Mrs. Baturu Camara-Ceesay. Assistant Director of trade /EIF Coordinator, She also did the opening remarks and emphasized about the important of the training for people to take it seriously. Moreover she noted the meaning of trade, which is the act of buying and selling or exchange of commodities within a country or between countries, and importance of the ministry because of its involvement with the outside world

The first participants Mr. Modou Touray. YEP Program Officer, who highlighted on Overview of national trade facilitation infrastructure, he mentioned two types of infrastructures hard infrastructure, and soft infrastructure

Hard infrastructure includes Seaport infrastructure and facilities, Airport infrastructure and facilities, Rail infrastructure and facilities, he also said that information and communication technology (ICT) system is interpreted as the extent to which an economy uses information and communication technology to improve efficiency and productivity as well as to reduce transaction cost  

Soft infrastructure which is borders and transport efficiency aims at quantifying the level of efficiency of custom and domenstry transport that is reflected in the time cost and number of documents necessary for export and imports procedures       

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GAMBIA AT EXPO ASTANA 2017
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Expo Astana 2017
As a Specialized Expo, Expo Astana is scheduled for duration of 3 months. The event was officially launched on 10th June 2017 extending to 10th September 2017 in City of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The choice over Astana, Kazakhstan as the host city for Expo 2017 is an outcome of the deliberations by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE); the organizers of World Expo during its General Assembly on 22nd November 2012 through 11th June 2014.

Expo Astana 2017 is expected to attract 5 million visitors over the three month period drawing participation form more than 115 countries including The Gambia and 18 international companies.

The global trade event is being organized under the theme ‘Future Energy” along with other sub-themes on Reducing CO2 Emissions, Living Energy Efficiency and Energy for All. The rationale is to give the opportunity for an exposition of the state of energy today and to showcase sustainable solutions and innovative technologies.

The Gambia’s participation
The Gambia under the country support package extended by BIE is allocated a Pavilion for the Exhibition of local Gambian products and a Bazaar for conducting commercial activities by accredited Gambian participants at Expo Astana 2017. The Pavilion and Bazaar are located within an exclusive section dedicated to Africa. The Africa section accommodates a total representation of 22 African countries.

As part of events marking Expo Astana, a special day is dedicated to each participating country as its national day to give prominence to countries and the opportunity to unearth their culture, heritage and trade and investment opportunities. The Gambia’s National Day was held on 1st August 2017 and a Ministerial delegation headed by the Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, Dr. Isatou Touray accompanied by the Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture Hon. Hamat Bah was dispatched t Astana. The delegation arrived Astana on 30th and 31st July to 3rd August 2017.

Tuesday 1st August 2017 marked The Gambia’s National Day on the calendar of Expo Astana 2017. The day was filled with exciting and spectacular events including 30 minutes of cultural display from the Fula Jubo Cultural Group, statements from the Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment-Dr. Isatou Touray and the Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mrs. E. Azimova followed by an official lunch, a press conference and Dinner organized in honour of the Gambia Delegation.

Statement From The Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration- Dr. Isatou Touray

The Honourable Minister of Trade first and foremost extended salutations from His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Minister Touray applauded Kazakhstan on the successful organization of Expo Astana 2017 and the choice over the Expo Theme ‘Future Energy” along with other sub-themes on “Reducing CO2 Emissions, Living Energy Efficiency and Energy for All”. The theme she posited, gave the opportunity for an exposition of the state of energy today and to showcase sustainable, cleaner and innovative alternatives that minimizes damages to the environment whilst giving a trade enabling impetus. In effect, she reported the Energy Road Map Completed by New Gambia on Energy as a driver for attracting investors to our smiling coast. The Minister in congruence with the Theme: Future Energy unreservedly portrayed The Government of the Gambia under the leadership of H.E. President Adama Barrow commitment to developing the Energy sector as a top priority to attract Investment, Trade and improve the well being of the people. In furtherance of The Government of The Gambia’s efforts in transforming the domestic energy sector, the Minister highlighted steps taken by The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in collaboration with development partners to secure financing for the implementation strategic policies geared towards expansion of the energy infrastructure in-country, electricity generation, transmission and distribution in the country. The efforts are strengthened by strategic measures to attract investments into renewable energy, and reliable medium voltage networks, interconnection initiatives with neighboring countries to aid dependable energy supply and electrification of rural areas. The Minister also mentioned possible bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and The Gambia.

Signing Of The Guest Book

The Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment; Dr. Isatou Touray accompanied by members of the Gambian delegation and senior Government officials from Kazakhstan signed the guest book on behalf of the Gambia Government.

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MEETING WITH INVESTORS FROM TURKEY
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Honorable minister - Dr. Isatou Touray and permanent secretary - Naffie Barry  on Thuesday 7th September 2017 held a meeting with fishery investors from turkey at the Ministers office of the MoTIE administrative building Independence drive, Banjul

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CAPACITY BUILDING OF PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES TRAINING ON TRADE FACILITATION WHICH WAS ON THE 21-22 SEPTEMBER 2017, AT DJEMBE BEACH RESORT

The training started with opening prayer and introduction of the participants by Mrs. Baturu Camara-Ceesay. Assistant Director of trade /EIF Coordinator, She also did the opening remarks and emphasized about the important of the training for people to take it seriously. Moreover she noted the meaning of trade, which is the act of buying and selling or exchange of commodities within a country or between countries, and importance of the ministry because of its involvement with the outside world

GAMBIA AT EXPO ASTANA 2017

Expo Astana 2017
As a Specialized Expo, Expo Astana is scheduled for duration of 3 months. The event was officially launched on 10th June 2017 extending to 10th September 2017 in City of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The choice over Astana, Kazakhstan as the host city for Expo 2017 is an outcome of the deliberations by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE); the organizers of World Expo during its General Assembly on 22nd November 2012 through 11th June 2014.

MEETING WITH INVESTORS FROM TURKEY

Honorable minister - Dr. Isatou Touray and permanent secretary - Naffie Barry  on Thuesday 7th September 2017 held a meeting with fishery investors from turkey at the Ministers office of the MoTIE administrative building Independence drive, Banjul

Capacity Building on Project Management and Reporting for MoTIE staff

A two days training on Project Management (7th - 8th September 2017) started with an opening remark by the Assistant Director of Trade - Mrs Baturu Ceesay Camara. In her opening remark, the Assistant Director welcomed the resource person and the attendees' to the two day training on project management and reporting. She touched on the importance of the training for the continuity and sustainability of the Enhance Integrated Framework (EIF) project. Finally she  urged the attendees' to make the best use of the training and the knowledge gained. 
 

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