AMRC gets new MD, DMD
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Two appointments have been effected at the top echelon of the Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC), effective September 1st, 2012, the Daily Observer can reveal. Saikou Kujabi, formerly the senior operations manager, has now taken the baton as the new managing director of the Corporation, whilst Lamin Sanneh, previously finance and administrative director has been appointed deputy managing director.
These appointments are coming in the wake of the absconding of the Corporation’s former managing director, Abdoulie Tamba, who fled after reportedly ‘embezzling millions of dalasis’ at the AMRC.It would be recalled that in a Thursday, 6th September, 2012 media release from the Office of the President, the general public was informed about a task force set up by the government to look into the approved and adopted report of the 2011 Joint Session of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprises Committee of the National Assembly on the Annual Reports and Financial Statements of public enterprises and agencies, which it said has discovered the “embezzlement of millions of dalasis” at the AMRC under the watch of the former managing director.
Confirming their appointments to this reporter Wednesday afternoon at the Corporation’s head office in Banjul, the duo said it took effect since September 1st, 2011. “I thank Allah first, my parents, and the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh, for bestowing this trust on me and I hope I will live up to expectations,” new Managing Director Kujabi, who holds a Bsc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the National Taipei University of Technology, and ICM certificate graduate diploma in management studies from the Management Development Institute, told this reporter.
His deputy, Lamin Sanneh, a chartered accountant, who completed ACCA Professional Stage in June 2010 at the Kaplan Financial LTD in London, as well as a Financial Management Training Programme at the Management Development and Productivity Institute in Accra, Ghana, also registered his gratitude to the Gambian leader for the trust and confidence bestowed on them. The two young professionals are now faced with the challenge of bringing back the Corporation on its feet, especially in shaping its image to earn the public confidence and trust.
Author: Hatab Fadera