Mr Bai Matarr Drammeh, the president of the Federation of West AfricanCESARE RICCHETTS
Chambers of Commerce has announced in a press release, the arrival of
investors from Italy to the Gambia.
Oluworld, the investors, have their headquarters in Italy but operate
in many European countries. They are dealers and manufacturers in
Aluminium windows and doors, Aluminium curtain walls, and Aluminium
sliding doors.
The release quotes Mr Drammeh as saying that the Gambia is a stable
country and a gate way to most West African countries. “This is why
the Italian company want to open their headquarters in Banjul and be
operating all over Africa,” the release asserts. Most of their
products are designed by Indians and Aluworld have customers all over
Africa among them Togo and Congo.  Most of their products are sola
According to the release, a proposal for Gambians to manage the
company after they have undergone training at the Aluworld head office
in Italy was discussed; that Gambians will be directly benefiting from
Aluworld ranging from employment to their products.
In this regard a business forum was held on 16 February for the
delegation to formally introduce Aluworld company and discuss with
stakeholders, business persons, investors and individuals.
At the forum held at Senegambia Beach Hotel, the CEO of Aluworld Mr
Cesare Ricchet affirms the commitment of Aluworld to invest in the
Gambia whiles promising quality products for the Gambia.
“Aluworld is a new company recently established in the Gambia and has
been known as Alpar in Italy, Russia and United states for the past 40
years, producing high grade quality fashioned Italian Aluminium doors
and windows,  Aluminium curtain walls, sliding doors, partition,
office furniture for all types of construction  i.e public building,
offices, private homes and industries, shopping centers, cooporate
buildings and hotel projects.”
Among the speakers at the investors’ Forum on the 16th February was
the Minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure, the permanent
Secretary Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and
Employment and Mr Abdoulie Hydara of GIEPA.