By Madi Njie
Introducing GYINer Ebrima Janko of Sotuma Sere from Upper River Region, the Proprietor of EJ Enterprise.
Janko, a farmer by profession, is into cultivation and marketing of food crops such as groundnuts, coos, millet, etc and also serves as a middleman between farmers and wholesalers.
As a young man, he gained popularity in the Lumos because he is a Sarahule by tribe and most of the time they don’t engage in such businesses.
He does not only stop at growing crops but goes the extra mile to sell wide range of commodities to meet his customers demand.
Janko has a motor bike and two (2) freezers one of which is used by his wife to sell water and local beverages, he uses the second one to sell frozen chicken to the surrounding communities.
According to Janko, he uses the motor bike as his means of transportation to reach out to farmers, wholesalers and to the Local markets (Lumos).
As part of his business expansion, he also indulges in rearing small ruminants.
He sells them during religious festivities and other social functions. He has customers within and outside The Gambia.
Janko’s passion for business started when he lost his father at an early age and being the eldest son of his family coupled with the responsibility of taking care of the family needs.
His lucrative business is now paying much dividend.