The National Theater “Daniel Sorano” welcomed excellence for a half-day, regarding the initiative of GAINDE 2000 to honor pioneers of ORBUS platform, the Electronic Single Window. GAINDE 2000 keeps following the bet of making SENEGAL an African leader on foreign trade facilitation procedures. The opportunity gave a strong nod to youth through the screening of a short film: ‘’ORBUS 1995-2015, the story of a national pride’’ and a round table: ‘’ICT education in Senegal, what challenges for employment and economic growth’’. This ceremony was attended by Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Trade, Consumption, informal economy, promotion of local products and SMEs.
ORBUS, the Electronic Single Window of Senegal, launched in 2004, shared its successful and challenging story this June 30, 2016. As a facilitation tool for foreign trade procedures, ORBUS is also a value system supported by men and women who are committed to classify SENEGAL among the great nations.
The screening of “ORBUS 1995-2015, Story of a national pride” film recounts a challenging journey, full of pitfalls. Thwarted opportunities which did not succeed in breaking this group dynamics leaded by a strong Lady, Mrs. Aminata Sall Samb.
She managed, brilliantly, a team of executives sharing a strong commitment to succeed, invest their experience in the blossoming of new dynamics, and not without losing some partners along the way. The GAINDE clearance software, set up in 1990, was modernized over the years.
All express their pride for the winning of the United Nations 1st Award in “Improving public service delivery” category, received in June 2012. ORBUS gathered many followers around the world because of its outstanding performances in SENEGAL.
A mind builder highlighted
GAINDE 2000 honored, 20 years later, its pioneer through a vibrant tribute. The latter received certificates of recognition, and the GAINDE family remembers its late members. Particular attention was given to a handful lady, Mrs. Aminata Sall Samb, which encouraged men and women to maintain the torch. The designers of this platform are today in a process of perpetuating this spirit of builders. They welcomed the torch carried by students from 12 higher education institutes of the country, which express enthusiasm through the promotion of entrepreneurship.
The Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahima Nour Eddine Diagne, presented as the father of paperless, welcomes this positive assessment. “Imagination was so productive and that reassures us about the promising future of our country youth”.
Moreover, this system has enabled the Senegalese Customs to start an exploratory phase. Tax revenues had an upward trend in recent years. “We have reached 583 billion CFA in revenue with the objective of going up to 600 billion,” explained the Computer Systems Director of Customs, Colonel Alioune DIONE. The challenge of time saving was also noted by the paperless formalities since 2013. “The processing time went from 18 days to 3 days thanks to paperless”.
But the General Director of “FONSIS”, Mr. Amadou HOTT shared: “we must think about converting GIE GAINDE 2000 as a business company, placing it on the stock market and making a better champion. We need more expertise and excellence, and must also reduce administrative burdens”. The various speakers emphasized the need for a cultural revolution of minds to take more advantage of digital, and make Senegal a giant of knowledge.
These recommendations among others were made during the second edition of the roundtable on ‘’ICT education in Senegal, what challenges for employment and economic growth’’. This roundtable highlighted the need to move forward from tradition and strive for excellence, for a sustainable economic growth.
GAINDE 2000 is an active ICT Senegalese company specialized in designing and implementing Electronic Single Windows, as well as dematerialization of public formalities.