New Tourism Minister Calls for Teamwork


Abdoulie Jobe, the new Minister of Tourism and Culture has called on staff of the Ministry to work together as a team, in order to achieve the goals and mission of the institution.

Minister Jobe was speaking on Monday 25th March 2024, during his first staff meeting held at the Ministry’s conference room in Banjul.

“Let us work as a team to achieve our goals. This Ministry is very important, and its contribution to the country’s GDP is between 15 to 20 percent respectively. My doors are open for the development of the Ministry and the country as a whole,” he said.

Mr. Jobe also took the opportunity to call on staff to take their work seriously and be punctual at work. 

“If I give you an assignment, make sure you do it and finish it on time. If you have any difficulties, come back and ask for solutions,” he advised. He went on to urge the staff for decorum and hard work, saying it is not fair being in the office the whole day without doing anything.

Minister Jobe then talked about the need for staff capacity building, describing it as something relevant to the development of the tourism sector.

In return, members of staff pledged to work with the new Minister and assured him of their cooperation and readiness at all times.

Codu L. Jabang-Senghore, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture chaired the meeting.