Ghana EXIM Bank hosts Gambian export promotion delegation

 Ghana EXIM Bank hosts Gambian export promotion delegation

Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer with the Gambian delegation

 The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Export Import Bank (GEXIM), responsible for Banking, Ms. Rose­mary Beryl Archer, on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, hosted a Gambian delegation at the Bank’s headquarters at the Africa Trade House in Accra.

Mr. Modou Lamin Sowe, Director of Investment Promotion and Facilitation of the Gambian Investment and Ex­port Promotion Agency (GiEPA) led the six-member delegation made up of of­ficials of GiEPA and representatives of the Gambian Ministry of Finance.

The delegation was on a two-day study tour of selected strategic gov­ernment agencies to understudy their management and operations.

The delegation had a full day pro­gramme at the Bank, which involved strategic presentation of key depart­ments to get a deeper insight into the Bank’s operation as well as its innovative approaches at championing the Government of Ghana’s agenda to transform the Ghanaian economy into an export-led-one.

Receiving the delegation, Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer expressed excitement of the Bank’s Executive Management to be hosting the dele­gation to share with them the Bank’s processes, major milestones, initiatives, award-winning projects as well as some of its challeng­es in executing its mandate.

“We are very excited to have you here with us today and as it is always said, we need to learn from best practices. At GEXIM, we have been focused on helping the Government to create industries and ensure the narrative is changed by reducing our dependence on imports and rather increas­ing production for local consumption and exports,” she said.

Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer added that “earlier this year, one of our novel initiatives, Tuesday Market, an SME fair for our financed SMEs and other Ghanaian manufacturers to showcase and sell their products whilst har­nessing their export potential was adjudged the Best SME Initiative in Af­rica at the African Union SME Awards held in Cairo, Egypt.”

Various Departmental Heads of the Bank took members of the delegation through presentations before touring the Bank’s Knowledge Centre and the GEXIM MiG Town, a one-stop shop for everything Made –In-Ghana located at the Ground Floor of the Africa Trade House.

They later visited the Bank’s “Tuesday Market on Thursday” held at the car park of the World Trade Centre in commemoration of the 38th National Farmers’ Day celebration.

Other members of the Gambian delegation included Mr. Gabriel A. Gomez, Senior Manager, Finance, GiEPA, Mr. Alieun Baye, Senior IT Of­ficer of GiEPA,Mr. Omar K. Jammeh, Business & Export Development Offi­cer, GiEPA. Mr. Hamang BL Manjang, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of The Gambia and Mr. Fansu Saidykhan, Financial Controller at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of The Gam­bia were also part of the delegation to Ghana.

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