Zakaria Coly, Trained Miller at Gambia Milling Corporation Ltd. (GMC)
What is your job title and location?
I am a Trained Miller at Gambia Milling Corporation in Banjul, Gambia.
How long have you worked for GMC?
I have worked for GMC since 2013.
What are your responsibilities?
Since I am a Trained Miller, my main duty is to control the mill, and also focus on the perfect state of the plant. Another one of the duties I obtain is related to wheat quality. Then, I supervise the packers ensuring that they are packing exactly 50 kg bags of flour as well.
What is your history/career path prior to GMC?
Prior to working with GMC, I worked for a fish company. Then, I started my career with GMC as a Mechanic.
What do you enjoy most about working for GMC?
I enjoyed my training in Kenya as a Miller. It was the most exciting experience that I have encountered here. The training made me a true Miller, and I am grateful to God and Seaboard for presenting me with this opportunity.
What’s your favorite story/memory about working for GMC?
I like the support the Operations Manager provides for me. One night working as a Night Shift Miller, a plan shifter got stuck with an excess of flour. I didn’t know how to deal with this confusing situation at the time. So, I had to call the Operation’s Manager who immediately came to my rescue while smiling, he gave me all his support.
Pictured below are some of photos from Zakaria’s Graduation at GMC: