EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: The fifth edition of Taf Africa Conference and Networking (TAFCON); a brand of the pan African real estate development company, TAF Africa Global, open on Tuesday at the Coral beach resort and spa in Brufut.
Stakeholders from different career backgrounds, including government officials, youth groups and the private sector are currently converging at the event to discuss and share ideas and experience on issues of development.
TAFCON, which was launched in December 2015, is part of TAF Africa Global’s corporate social responsibility for its host communities.
Addressing participants at the opening, TAF Africa Global chief executive officer, Mustapha Njie shared his journey of experience, and developmental vision for success.
He said while he continue to grow as a successful entrepreneur, his commitment to grow beyond The Gambia emerged with a view to expand and explore new opportunities in other parts of the continent. He reiterated his commitment to continue supporting the youth and vulnerable groups by providing affordable and accessible homes for them.
During the Tuesday’s opening, TAF Africa Global signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kenya-based Shelter Afrique, to increase access to housing in the sub region.
Mr Njie said his vision for next twenty years is to provide one million home units in the continent, leading to the signing of the MOU with Shelter Afrique, which is a pan-African finance institution.
Shelter Afrique managing director, Andrew Chimphondah said their vision is to provide affordable housing to everyone in Africa, saying they have a clear vision to be the provider of financial and research solutions, solving housing crisis for sustainable development.
Mr Chimphondah said their presence in The Gambia targets contribute to reducing housing crisis that stands at 56 million units that requires at least $3 trillion to solve.
Story written by Amadou Kanteh