Baba Jaiteh, Young Gambian Graphic Designer and software Engineer

G-Quiz team led by Baba Jaiteh, a prolific software engineer, graphics designer,  and web editor who work part time with Alkamba Times as graphic designer emerged as second runners up in the National Pitching Competition organised by ECOWAS and the Ministry of Trade.

Themed on “Promoting Startups and Innovation Ecosystems” the programme is expected to host five finalists at the first ever West African Startup Summit in Niamey, Niger. 

The winner will be supported through an accelerated programme at the ECOWAS training centre in Abuja, Nigeria.

At the national level, the G-Quiz team have scored the pass mark which earned them second position to participate in the Niamey Summit in Niger.

Team members include Kara Jagne, Salimatou Sannoh, Ebrima Senghor and Baba Jaiteh.

Baba Jaiteh told Alkamba Times:

“that the group is extremely happy to be given the opportunity to present the G-Quiz App. We thank the Ministry of Trade and Startup Incubator for providing us with the platform to showcase our innovation. With the growing market of students across West Africa, G-Quiz really has a chance to become a unicorn in the Edtech space in the sub-region. And above all we believe it will change the lives of many young people by making sure that nothing stands in between them and their academic dreams, especially those in the rural areas with limited access to e-learning resources. We hope we’ll do a better presentation in Niger in  few weeks time to attract the investment we need to roll out the app all over the region.”

“GISQO” is a software development startup that develops user-friendly mobile applications and provides web design services and animations.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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