The National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project NEMA under the ministry of agriculture on
The MOU was signed on behalf of reliance by its Managing Director, Mr Babuccarr Khan and NEMA project coordinator, Mr.
The MOU among other thing, would build on the capacities of NEMA targeted beneficiaries through enhanced production techniques, access to mechanized farming inputs, strong financial and business management skills, improved sales techniques and a change in the quality of their livelihood.
The MOU also stipulates the partnership between the two parties to provide funding opportunities for the
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the managing director of reliance financial service, Babucarr Khan expressed delight to be associated with this very important agreement between the two institutions.
He noted that this was the first of its kind that his bank signed a MOU with the
According to the MD,
"To effectively have possible impact on the life of the average Gambian, people have to invest meaningfully, wisely and sustainable in the agricultural sector,"
He added that the reason why they choose to partnership with the NEMA, was because of the employment agriculture create and by far the productive sector in this country.
He further stated that this was why within the project, IFAD and the
The managing director also said there is a need to address the capital investment and also the need for market linkages which was very key and it was where the whole value chain production came into play.
He added that there are bill of benefit that the
He seized the opportunity to thank the entire
Sherifo Bojang, the deputy permanent secretary,
He went on to said that the government of the
He noted that the NEMA project is creating such opportunities for both small and medium size enterprise to upscale and increase production by providing access to finance for equipment acquisition, build their technical capacitiesand invest in the infrastructure of land and water system where it is most needed.
He also expressed gratitude and appreciation to the management of
This demonstrates the visionary leadership that the institution had, he said, while advising both parties to respect and live up to this document that they all worked.
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