SIGA-LED GAMBIAN DELEGATION VISITS BOST
A State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) led delegation from the Gambian Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has paid a working visit to the Bulk Oil and Transport Co. Ltd (BOST).
The Gambian delegation, headed by Mr. Mod Seka, the Permanent Secretary of the GMOFEA was led by Madam Olivia Opoku (Head, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation) and Mr. Kwame Agyemang-Budu (Energy Technical Advisor), both of SIGA.
The visit, according to Madam Olivia Opoku, was to afford the Gambian delegation the opportunity to learn at first hand the management structures, strategies and operational policies of BOST.
The Deputy Managing Director of BOST Mr. Moses Asem welcomed the delegation on behalf of the board and management. He praised the delegation for embarking on the tour, expressing hopes that the visit will form the foundation of a mutually beneficial partnership between Specified Entities in Ghana and Gambia.
Manager of Corporate Planning at BOST, Mr. Ato Amissah Wilson took the delegation through a presentation on the governance, management, and operational structures of BOST.
Members of the delegation took turns to ask questions after the presentation to which answers were supplied by BOST
Mr. Mod Seka thanked BOST for the warm reception and for creating an enabling environment for a fruitful interaction.
Following the Gambian government’s recent establishment of the State-Owned Enterprise Department (SOED), the Gambian Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs (GMOFEA), with support from the World Bank, is embarking on a study visit to Ghana’s State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).
The objective of the study visit is to strengthen the capacity of the newly-established SOED by learning from the SIGA’s wealth of experience in SOE monitoring, reporting, governance structures, and performance appraisal systems.
The call on BOST was for the delegation gain understanding of the operations and structures of the entity.