Journalist Famara Fofana is SSHFC’s new Senior Corporate Affairs Manager

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Famara Fofana

Famara Fofana has bagged a role at the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation(SSHFC) as Senior Corporate Affairs Manager.

Until his latest appointment at the SSHFC, the prolific writer and former GRTS editor has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the University of The Gambia’s School of Journalism and Digital Media.

Famara has a master of arts in Media and Communications Studies from the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Ankara University, Turkey.

Before his academic sojourn in the Turkish capital, the Jokadou native had a stint with ChildFund International The Gambia, where he served as Communications Specialist, playing a massive role in repositioning the international NGO as a leading child protection entity in The Gambia.

In late 2022, Mr. Fofana was part of the five veteran media practitioners identified by the Gambia Press Union to serve on the judging panel of the National Journalism Awards that honors and celebrates courage and excellence in Gambian journalism across all types of news and information media – print, online/multimedia platforms, radio, and television.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
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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