Monday, 9 July 2018
Gambia’s Dr. Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay Consents to be Honorary Member of IIM.
The Institute of Information Management (IIM) is a professional membership driven Institute, developed to serve the growing community of data, information, records, documents and archives management professionals who are tasked with managing the dynamic information life cycle within the enterprise.
Dr. Fatoumata Jahumpa Ceesay is a former speaker of Gambia National Assembly and first female deputy speaker of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament. She is a wife, mother, trained journalist and a seasoned leader with track record of decades of public service both on national and international levels. She has also served in many committees including Women & Children Rights, Foreign Affairs, and Defence & Peace committees.
In her Goodwill Message on Saturday, 7th July, 2018 at the highly distinguished induction/ investiture ceremony of Institute of Information Management, she said:
“We meet here today on the cusp of an exciting moment in Nigeria, a democratic country rich in energy, petroleum, tourism, culture, communication, forestry, transport, custom, trade, Sports, etc. Our common objective is to try as much as possible ensure that Institute of Information Management have a greater information and records management in Banjul and the whole of Gambia to further strengthen the cooperation and integration between the two countries.”
She highlighted that the Government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow welcomes investments, companies or representatives, seeking to invest with a core message of openness and transparency in all their dealings. She noted that the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) provides a one-stop-shop for investors and are responsible for attracting foreign direct investment.
In her closing remarks, she encouraged the inductees and distinguished guests to work hard to ensure that boosting economic activities and operations through access to quality information is not a task for Institute of Information Management alone but a joint effort of the people of Nigeria.
While signing the consent as an honorary fellow of the IIM, she agreed to be faithful and bear allegiance to the Institute. She also swore to preserve the fundamental objectives and directives as stipulated in the Constitution of the Institution.