By Madiba Singhateh_Muhammed Bah
The Gambia chamber of commerce last week holds an annual general meeting at
Kerr Jula, Bijilo.
The agenda of the AGM was to propose the amendments of 16.10.1 of the eligibility of a candidate, for election to the board.
The amendments propose that the candidate must be paid up member of the GGCI and must not have any arrears for the preceding 3years.
The amendments also noted that any candidate nominated by a company, must present their employers audited financial statements, and in the case of individuals a tax clearance for the same period will suffice, as the said documents shall be provided to CEO of GCCI in confidence.
According to the amendments the office of the Director during an elective annual general meeting held every three years, one third of the members of the Board of Directors shall retire, and the board of directors to retire at each Annual general meeting shall be the Directors ,who are been longest serving in office since their last appointment, between directors of equal seniority, the directors to retires shall in the absence of agreement be selected from among them a lot .A retiring director shall be eligible for re appointment and shall act as director throughout the meeting.
Speaking at the meeting Muhammad Jagana said that he want congratulate their chief patron President Adama Barrow, and his entire cabinet and the business community as well as the Gambian people on this transition into the new Gambia.
He said throughout last year they all witness the challenging economic situation in the Gambia, but they are hopeful for significant economic growth in the years to come.
He further said GGCCI Will be commemorating its golden jublee as “the voice of Gambian business” and presides itself in connecting business and creating opportunities over the years.
He said on the advocacy and representation GCCI will continued to engage policy makers, the president and ministers regularly to seek feedback and map the way forward on matters that have been tabled.
He said according to service to members they would give value for money to the membership were implemented, business development services to members significantly improve with the preparation of ten business plans in support of identify.
He concluded that despite all the challenges and frustration, they are happy to report that they continue to represent and advocate for the private sector at many forums.
Others speakers also include Alieu Secka CEO Beatrice Mboge and Salieu Tall legal adviser.