Tinnin Paint factory was on Saturday 3rd February 2018 launched at its main office in Kanifing.
Tinnin Paints Group is a paint factory established in 2014, with the aim of manufacturing and producing several qualities of paints in water, plastic and acrylic base paints for interior and exterior use for building, floors and road marking.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Mr. Badou Sowe CEO of the company says Tinnin Paints is a Gambian paint factory which started operation in the country in 2015 with the hope of manufacturing the country’s own produced paints.
“Tinnin paints is away for a long time, but is in the country to contribute our quota in national development on the basis of patriotism, add value and create employment opportunities in the country”,
He called on the government and the citizenry to support the factory as it would go a long way in creating job opportunities in the country.
Alagie Badgie, the production director, Tinnin Paints factory said the new paint was manufactured on strong and highly educated personalities with long durability. He disclosed that they initially faced stiff challenges, but were able to combat them, which he attributed to their collaboration and steadfastness.
“The paints can be applied to mosques, ceilings, metals and timbers, with high quality and environmental friendly”, he remarked.
He said the factory belonged to all the citizenry and urged all to take ownership of it.
Mr. Momodou Drammeh of GiEPA, also expressed delight over the coming back of Tinnin factory in the country, with the hope of creating job opportunities in the painting factory, which he added would help to alleviate poverty in the country and would also encouraged other Gambians experts abroad to emulate Tinnin paints factory.
Mr. Drammeh emphasized the need for Gambians to take ownership of the factory and implored the government to allocate a specific percentage to the factory in all painting activities and businesses within the country.
Similar remarks were articulated by Mr. Sulayman Sowe and Lars Nygaard who both thumbed up the initiative and called the entire populace to make use of the factory.