Thursday, June 17, 2010


I wish to write on behalf of my father, Saad M Raslan, who is currently based in Saudi Arabia to express his profound gratitude and appreciation to Your Excellency, the president of the Republic of The Gambia, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya AJJ Jammeh, for the numerous development and the tremendous achievements that you have registered in The Gambia since 1994.

Your Excellency, I would like to inform you that my father Saad M Raslan, was in the country for a 10-day visit and he was overwhelmed with the level of development you have registered for this country numerous projects such as the street lightening project, the tourism industry, especially the world class hotels, the airport, infrastructural development such as the first class roads, the favourable business environment which is open to all investors, just to name a few, all registered by your administration, are a clear testimony of your brilliant ideas, hard work and commitment to transform The Gambia into a Silicon Valley of Africa.

You have indeed championed development in Africa and the Kanilai International Cultural Festival alone is a clear manifestation of your leadership qualities to unite Africa and pave the way forward for continued progress, peace and prosperity in the Continent.
Your Excellency, you are indeed a real Pan-African and from the bottom of my heart, I wish to take this opportunity to call on all African leaders to emulate you in bringing the whole continent under one umbrella.

As a renowned businessman in the sub-region, my father who is the proprietor of Saad M Raslan Company in The Gambia also wants to inform you of his plans to expand his business to all the regions of the country and employ Gambians to benefit from it. My father's Company was established in The Gambia in 1993 and we have branches in Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and China.

In conclusion Your Excellency, words lone cannot express my impression about The Gambia under your able leadership. On behalf of my family and on my own behalf, I wish you all the best and I pray to the Almighty Allah, to guide and protect you, your family and the entire nation. And we are proud to be citizens of The Gambia.

Hatem Saad Raslan
General Manager
Saad M Raslan Co
For International Trading

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