Minister Bah Receives Prestigious Digital Icon Award in Dubai


Banjul, The Gambia – 5th February 2024

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honorable Ousman A. Bah, has been honored with the distinguished “Icon Award” at the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) Round Table and Awards 2024 held in Dubai. The accolade according to SWFI is in recognition of the Honourable Minister Bah’s immense contributions and leadership in the digital transformation sector following the Minister’s presentation of end of year impactful achievements to the country.

The recognition by SWFI reflects the Ministry’s substantial accomplishments throughout the year and its pivotal role in driving digital transformation within the country. The Icon Award is a part of SWFI’s commitment to acknowledging individuals whose exceptional efforts have significantly impacted their respective fields.

Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Chairman of SWFI, highlighted the meticulous selection process for nominees, ensuring that only those whose achievements align with the award’s essence are considered. The “Icon Award Winner” title bestowed upon Hon. Minister Bah reaffirms his visionary principles and remarkable contributions to the digital landscape.

Hon. Ousman Bah expressed gratitude for the prestigious recognition, emphasizing the collective efforts of the Ministry in advancing the digital agenda. The award serves as both an affirmation of past accomplishments and a motivation for continued dedication to driving digital excellence in The Gambia.

The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy extends its appreciation to SWFI for this esteemed honor and remains steadfast in its commitment to pioneering digital initiatives for the benefit of the nation.

Press Release, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy