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toubab1020



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Posted - 20 Oct 2020 :  15:56:33  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

The start of what should be a good idea to make logistical friends in nearby countries



https://foroyaa.net/banjul-bissau-tax-authorities-move-step-to-promote-bilateral-ties-free-trade/


By: Kebba AF Touray on October 19, 2020

As part of efforts to strengthen ties and promote trade facilitation between Guinea Bissau and The Gambia, Mr. Dominico Sanea, the Director General of the Bissau Guniean Customs paid visited the GRA Commissioner General on Friday 16th October, 2020.

He was accompanied by his Technical Advisor Amadou Diop. The visit was facilitated by Bakutobo Sillah, a Business Executive with Abdou Jeng of the Jiboroh Customs Post.

Yahya Manneh, Director Technical Services, presented on the GRA model, history, structure strategic focus and mandate of the Authority.

He said the GRA is composed of Customs and Domestic Taxes with six other support departments. He said collects 60 percent of government revenue which is a fundamental pillar in building a modern country.

Acting Commissioner of Customs also expressed similar sentiments. Commissioner General Darboe, encouraged the learning of best practices among the two sister institutions and governments which is the best way forward for sustainable development.

He also encouraged his counterpart to endeavour to earn political support from the Bissau authorities as means of enabling them sustain efforts in meeting the revenue targets set for him.

Mr. Essa Jallow, Deputy Commissioner General and Head of Domestic Taxes used the opportunity to also express delight with the diplomatic visit and further encouraged the two nations to work on mechanisms to address the challenges in the cashew trade, which he decried is currently facing serious challenges.

The visiting Bissau tax administrator, Mr. Sanea expressed satisfaction with the expertise of his Gambian counterparts and called for the two administrations to develop an MOU, to start working on building and promoting a long time relations between Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

In his welcome remarks, Commissioner General of Gambia Revenue Authority, Yankuba Darboe, expressed his profound appreciation for the visit by his Bissau counterpart, stating that it will go a long way in cementing ties and strengthening bilateral trade facilitation between the two countries.

CG Darboe said: “This is critical given the huge trade that takes place between Banjul and Bissau. Today’s meeting being the first of its kind between the two administrations is a welcomed development in the context of regional integration and addressing challenges in the free movement of people and goods”.

Mr. Darboe also proposed the setting up of a joint Technical Working Committee, comprising officials of the two states to further cement the relations and promote free trade between the two countries.

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toubab1020



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Posted - 21 Oct 2020 :  11:46:03  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote


https://foroyaa.net/president-barrow-set-to-visit-guinea-bissau-for-the-first-time/


By Ndey Sowe on October 20, 2020


Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will embark on a day official visit to the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

Amie Bojang Sissoho, the Director of Press and Public Relations Office of the President, State House confirmed on Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 that on Wednesday, 21st October 2020, the President will depart from Banjul International Airport for an official duty to Guinea Bissau.

This is the first time President Barrow will visit his counterpart after presidential elections were held in Guinea Bissau on 24 November 2019 Umaro Sissoco Embalo a 47 year old and the former Guinea Bissau prime Minister beat rival Domingos Simoes Pereira by about 54% to 46%, the electoral commission announced.

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toubab1020



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Posted - 22 Oct 2020 :  10:20:21  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

https://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/headlines/barrow-leaves-for-guinea-bissau


Oct 21, 2020, 11:13 AM

His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia will embark on a day’s official visit to the Republic of Guinea Bissau, on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, according to a dispatch from State House.

“The President will depart Banjul International Airport at 11:00 a.m.”

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Momodou



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Posted - 22 Oct 2020 :  13:45:53  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He went and came back yesterday!

I hope they join to fight the trafficking of narcotics through Guinea Bissau but I doubt.

The so-called presidential advisers might see this cooperation as a chance to strengthen themselves into the trade because some are alleged to be former drug dealers.

There are many former narcotic dealers around our state house nowadays.





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- https://www.gambia.dk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15066

- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51833073

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toubab1020



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Posted - 22 Oct 2020 :  13:51:21  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Surely not in The Smiling Coast.


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Originally posted by Momodou

He went and came back yesterday!

I hope they join to fight the trafficking of narcotics through Guinea Bissau but I doubt.

The so-called presidential advisers might see this cooperation as a chance to strengthen themselves into the trade because some are alleged to be former drug dealers.

There are many former narcotic dealers around our state house nowadays.





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toubab1020



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Posted - 25 Oct 2020 :  11:01:09  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Related Topic President Barrows Speach during his visit to Bissau.


https://www.gambia.dk/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17229

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toubab1020



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Posted - 27 Oct 2020 :  17:35:48  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
https://standard.gm/bissau-customs-dg-meets-gra-boss/



By Saidou Baldeh on October 27, 2020

As part of efforts to strengthen ties and promote trade facilitation between Guinea Bissau and The Gambia, Dominico Sanea, the Director General of the Bissau Guinean Customs, paid a visit to the GRA Commissioner General on Friday 16th October, 2020. He was accompanied by his Technical Advisor Amadou Diop.

The visit was facilitated by Bakutobo Sillah, a business executive with Abdou Jeng of the Jiboroh Customs Post.

In his welcome remarks, CG Yankuba Darboe expressed his profound appreciation for this visit by his counterpart which will cement ties and strengthen trade facilitation between the two countries.

“This is critical given the huge trade that takes place between Banjul and Bissau. Today’s meeting being the first of its kind between the two administrations is a welcome development in the context of regional integration and addressing challenges in the free movement of people and goods,” he said.

The CG statement was followed by a presentation by Yahya Manneh, director Technical Services on the GRA model which focuses on the history, structure strategic focus and mandate of the Authority.

Unlike the Bissau experience, the GRA is a combination of customs and domestic taxes as operational departments and six other support departments. According to the presentation, GRA collection accounts for 60% of government revenue which is a fundamental pillar in building a modern country.

In reaction to the model, Sanea expressed his satisfaction in the Gambian experience and immediately called for the two administrations to develop an MoU and start working in building a bilateral relationship.

In an attempt to strengthen the call for the fulfilment of the demand, CG Darboe quickly proposed the setting up of a 12-man technical working committee; six from each side.

The Bissau DG has also extended an invitation to the GRA CG and his team to visit Bissau as soon as possible with a return visit to Banjul following three months later. From this, the relevant stakeholders and players in the respective countries should be involved and informed immediately.

Essa Jallow, Deputy Commissioner General and Head of Domestic Taxes, used the opportunity to also express his appreciation for the high profile visit. He further encouraged the meeting to also work on easing challenges in the cashew trade which is currently facing serious challenges.

Commissioner General Darboe encouraged the learning of best practices among our sister institutions and governments which is the way forward for sustainable development. He also encouraged his counterpart to endeavour to earn political support from the Bissau authorities as a means of sustaining efforts in meeting the revenue targets set for him.

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