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The Gambia Standards Bureau today organized an inaugural meeting of it Technical Committee on Chemicals at Senegambia Beach Hotel.
In delivering his welcoming statement on behalf the Director General of TGSB, Mr. Ebrima Musa Jallow,  Director of Standardization welcome the participants to the meeting. He later gave a brief overview of The Gambia Standards Bureau. This was later followed by a presentation on Standard development procedures by Mr. Modou Dumbuya a Senior Standards Officer at The Gambia Standards Bureau. 
After the presentation, Professor Oladele Oyelakin of UTG and Buba Touray of Bax Paint as the chair and vice chair of the Technical Committee respectively.

Inauguration of the Chemical Technical Committee

Participants were later introduced to the draft standard to review before it is adopted as a full fledged national standard. 
The event was moderated by Sambujang Drammeh and graced by the media fraternity such as QTV  GRTS, Standards, Point, Foroyaa and the Voice newspapers.


The Gambia Standards Bureau today organized a Sub-Committee meeting for the Development of the Standard on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Rice Mill.

The meeting attracted  Agricultural experts from both Public and Private sectors, Consumer and Producer Associations and the Academia.

Subcommittee meeting for standards development on good manufacturing practices for rice mills

The main objective of the meeting is to review the draft standard and effect amendment were necessary.

Here is the cross section of participants.


The Gambia Standards Bureau through the support of it line Ministry organised an information sharing workshop for cement importers across the country on two key  cement standards.
In delivering his opening statement on behalf of  the permanent secretary at the ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment Mr. Gaye, stressed the importance of todays gathering. He indicated that his Ministry is working tireless with  the Gambia Standards Bureau and other relevant key stakeholders to ensure that imported cement into the country conform to quality requirements as per the standards . " The Ministry of Trade is working  with TGSB and all other relevant  stakeholders in ensuring that personnel of the Gambia Standards Bureau are placed at boarder posts to ensure that cement imports meet quality specifications through testing before they are allowed into the country. He pointed  out the need to support and enhance the growth of our local cement dealers to enable  them compete meaningfully at the international stage by being committed to meeting the standard specifications.

Sensitization On Cement Conformity

Preceding Mr. Gaye's opening statement was the background information on The Gambia Standards Bureau by Mr. Ebrima Musa Jallow Director of Standardization at TGSB who doubles as the moderator of the event.
In introducing the two cement standards,  Mr. Modou Dumbuya a Senior Standards Officer gave a comprehensive presentations on the specifications of the two standards. This was followed by question and answer session.
In attendance were GRTS, QTV, The Point Newspaper and other print media.


The National Metrology Laboratory (NML) of The Gambia Standards Bureau yesterday organised an awareness training workshop for health facilities within the Greater Banjul Area. The event took place at Metzy Residence Hotel. The theme of the training workshop was: the significance of medical equipment calibration. 

The Director General of The Gambia Standards Bureau Papa Secka warmly welcomed the participants to the training. He encouraged them to take active part in the deliberations and ask as many questions as possible. " I don't want anyone to leave this premises without having your doubts been cleared" he emphasised. He later enumerated the many benefits of calibration particularly to the health sector.
DG Secka's welcoming statement was later followed by presentations on the general overview of The Gambia Standards Bureau by Amadou G Jallow, the significance of traceability in measurement by Amadou Tijan M.A Jallow and National Metrology Laboratory Services by Abdoulie F Njie.


importance of calibration


The participants in their feedbacks, thanked TGSB for organising such an informative and educative training which according to them is directly related to their work. They promised to share the information with their respective management for a possible partnership with The Gambia Standards Bureau.

The event was also graced by the media fraternity. 
Herein is the cross section of participants.


The Gambia Standards Bureau in Collaboration with the Rice Value Chain Transformational Project (RVCTP) on a sub-committee meeting to start the review and development of Two Rice Standards “Rice Seed Certification Requirements and Good Manufacturing Practice GMP for Rice Mills’


Rice Seed Certification Requirements and Good Manufacturing Practice GMP for Rice Mills



Technical Committee Meeting to Adopt the ECOWAS Minimum Energy Standards (MEPS) as National Standards Through the National Electrotechnical Committee

Ecowas Minimum Performance Standards Adoption