The Gambia is in an excellent geographic location to serve as a portal for businesses to the rest of Africa, especially from the Western world. It also has full access to the one of the world’s busiest shipping ports: it’s namesake, the Gambia River. With an official language of English and a reputation as the safest and most diverse nation of West Africa, The Gambia provides an excellent cultural landscape for external investment. In addition, its small size and population of just under two million allows rapid development and deployment of new policies and infrastructure. These qualities are in parallel with Singapore, once referred to as the “dark corner of Asia” and now one of the leading economies of the world. The nation is full of potential, and our commitment is evident in our name, “SCOA”: Smiling Coast Of Africa.
In The Gambia, we offer all types of investors unique and better opportunities for financially and economically rewarding investments. Through The Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), the Gambia Government has established an enabling trade and investment environment that takes into consideration the needs of investors, the country Vision 2020, as well as International Trade Investment standards.
The Gambia continues to enjoy a robust and stable economy. Economic growth for 2013 is projected at 5.7%
As a nation renowned for being a bastion of peace and security, that national milieu is what every investor requires to have a prosperous and secure investment.
The Strategic position of The Gambia as the hub of West Africa provides a strong platform to explore the huge market potential within the West Africa sub-region. The Banjul Port offers on of the most competitive port facilities in the region, with very effective and efficient services to clients.
THe Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) under the Ministry of Economic Planning and Industrial Development, offers client-oriented services designed to make your investment experience in The Gambia exceptional, satisfactory and worthwhile.
Being in The Gambia as a business or investor gives you competitive advantage over your other peers in the sub-region. To have a winning investment, invest in The Gambia, it is the right choice and the most profitable decision you will take as an investor.