ISMAILA K. SAMBOU
Minister of Local Government and Lands


Curriculum Vitae

NAME: Ismaila K. Sambou

ADDRESS: Darsilamin Village
Kombo Central District, Western Division

DATE OF BIRTH: 16 November 1948

MARITAL STATUS: Married

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

1954 - 1960 Muhammedan Primary School

1960 - 1964 Crab Island Secondary Modern School

1964 - 1968 Private Technical High School

1968 - 1970 Yundum College (Cooperative Studies)

1977 -1978 Plunkett Foundation (Cooperative Studies)

1978 - 1979 Loughborough - Cooperative College (Agric. Marketing)

1980- 1984 Cooperative League of the USA (MEP Programme)

1984 -1985 DELFT - Research Institute for Management
Science – (Post Graduate)
(Cooperative Management )
(Consultancy)
(Program (CMCP)

POSITIONS HELD:

1970 - 1976

Secco Manager

1976 - 1980

Field Coordinator

1980 - 1984

Operations Coordinator/Manager/Trainer

1984 - 1988

Counterpart/ILO Project Manager
Gambia Cooperative Union Systems

Monitoring/Unit (Pensionable)
(Retirement)
(From GCU Ltd)

1988 - 2005

Freelance Consultant
- International Business Agency
- Foreign Investment Negotiation
- Prospecting/Geology and mines
- Fishing industry/licensing and catching and processing activities
- International Cooperation – NGO Activities
- Local Population/Authority Administration
- Village, Ward & District levels as VDC Chairperson
- Alkalo and Pan Africanism Activities

24 March 2005 Appointed as Minister of Local Government and Lands