Ebrima Sillah has twenty five years of uninterrupted journalism experience in both the electronic and print media fifteen years of
which have been spent with the international media and international development organizations. The new Information Minister started his career with the Point Newspaper in 1993 and later moved to New Citizen Newspaper and Citizen FM Radio where he worked as a reporter and rose through the ranks to become the editor. In 1997, Mr Sillah worked as the BBC Banjul stringer for five years and was later posted to Dakar, Senegal where he reported on multiple countries (Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde) providing daily coverage and constant news update on the region.
In 2009 Mr Sillah had a career shift to work in the international development filed using the media to enhance development outcomes. He
worked in several East African countries before he moved to Nigeria where he worked with the UNDP as Communication Specialist in 2014 – 2015. The New Information Minister has solid experience in managing and supervising large scale multimillion dollar projects covering the entire continent as well as country specific thematic areas...having served as the Pan African Radio Platform Project Coordinator for Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation covering the entire continent, as well as project coordinator in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and other countries.
Mr Sillah also has high level experience in information management, advocacy in media, human rights promotion and campaign strategies on development issues. Before returning to The Gambia in 2017, Mr Sillah was working with the African Centre for Development Reporting based in Accra Ghana. Until his appointment as Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Mr Sillah was Director General of The Gambia Radio & Television Services (GRTS).
Amie NJie Joof
Telecommunication /ICT Professional a highly motivated, and results-oriented with over 28 years of diverse in both technical and commercial backgrounds in a fixed Mobile Telecom Opreations, Management, and corporate strategy. I possess excellence conceptual, organizational,analytical, communication and evaluative skills accumulated through in-depth training and practical experience in various functional capacities, which include 17 years at manegrial level. I have the ability to work and excel under pressure, positively interact with people and highly adaptive working in a diverse and multi-cultural enviroment. I also have the passion to share knowledge and learn new things to enhance my professional capabilities and to positively contribute to achieving the aims and aspirations of any organization i find myself in specialties.
ICT industry experties; strong technical knowledge of both fixed and mobile industry, executive leadership, cost control and austerity,plans, operational excellence, and negotiations.