The world of investment banking is difficult to break into because of the number of barriers one has to deal with. There are more requirements when opening a business account compared to the requirements commonly required for ordinary savings or even checking accounts. These requirements as well as all relevant terms and conditions are by far implemented more strictly as well. Most of the time, banks are very selective as to which individuals or companies they award investment accounts to. The Amadou Samba family’s Guaranty Trust Bank, however, is different.
Long-term and sustainable wealth is one of the Amadou Samba family’s goals for the clients of Guaranty Trust or GT Bank, and it’s something they’ve succeeded in living up to with their investment banking program. For starters, GT’s employed the very best in the investment banking field to ensure that all its clients benefit from the most valuable advice when it comes to making their money grow and earn. To help clients manage foreign currency straight from Gambia, GT Bank offers clients domiciliary accounts in which the balance is maintained in euros, dollars, or pound sterling, depending on the client’s preferences. These accounts also benefit from a daily interest rate and withdrawals may be processed conveniently with telex transfers or bank drafts. For those who wish for added security for their investment accounts, the GT Bank has the call deposit account program. Simply put, clients have to give banks prior notice before any withdrawals from their accounts are made effective.
SOS Bala Gaye and Amadou Samba BA are two of the latest recipients of the honorary degree program established a decade ago by the University of The Gambia. The program is a brainchild of the university’s own chancellor, Professor Y. Jammeh, who no doubt hit upon the idea when he himself received the same honor from Canada’s University of Halifax. For a small country like The Gambia, this kind of international academic recognition is a huge accomplishment, and it only proves that the education found in Gambia’s first and premier university is of the highest caliber. Consequently, recipients of its honorary degree program are expected to be deserving and possessing of skills and talents of equally high caliber.
One mere glance at the long list of accomplishments of Amadou Samba BA is certainly more than enough to prove his worth for this type of recognition. He is the rare type of entrepreneur that’s not only motivated by the challenge of making a profit but also the even greater challenge of sharing his gains with the less fortunate as well as providing sustainable aid to them. Financial help given once or twice is easy to do but it’s near impossible for beds many to make a long-term commitment to seeing things through to the end. That’s the kind of devotion Samba has to his charitable causes. He wants lives changed not only for an instance but permanently. With Gamwater, for example, Samba was able to indirectly reduce health risks since locals were now able to enjoy better access to clean drinking water.
Amadou Samba football midfielder for the Linguere squad of Senegal, is a premier example of how far African players can go in the realm of soccer of European football. Although Samba is not part of the Senegal national team, there’s every possibility that he could become a member of the team in the future as long as he continues to work hard. Senegal’s national team is more fondly known as the Lions of Teranga. The team is under the jurisdiction of the Senegalese Federation of Football and worked hard to make its first appearance in the World Cup in 2002. Not only Senegalese but citizens from other African countries were cheering for the Lions and they were not disappointed. In the World Cup’s opening game in 2002, the national team of Senegal stunned the world when it beat France 1 to 0.
Besides Amadou Samba football also has Senegal to thank for players such as Yacoub Ba as well as El Hadji Diouf. Going back to the 2002 World Cup, Senegal made it as far as the quarterfinals, losing to Turkey after their defeat of Sweden in Round 2. In any case, a quarterfinals’ berth is a huge achievement in itself. Only two other African nations were able to achieve the same record, namely Cameroon (1990) and Ghana, who made it in 2010, when the World Cup was held in South Africa. In 2006, the Senegalese’ hopes for a consecutive appearance in the World Cup was quashed when their team was beaten by Togo 3 to 1.