M.A. Kharafi & Sons is a Kuwait based multi-national company which was established in The Gambia in June 2003. The business activities of its subsidiaries in The Gambia are in a number of different fields.
(MAK Farm Foods):
This division has a farm at Kafuta Village called Kafuta Farm which covers an area of 208 hectares and cost over $6,000,000. The farm grows maize, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, melons, lettuce, onions as well as other sorts of vegetables.
Business activities includes construction, investments, industrial development, manufacturing, communications, restaurants, import and export.
The construction unit has been particularly active in the rehabilitation of main roads. It is currently waiting to build the Mandina Ba–Soma road which stretches to just over 140 km. In 2004 the company purchased The Kairaba Hotel in Kololi. This is a 4 Star Accommodation, Food & Beverages, Restaurants & Banqueting, Conference and Commercial Activities. The company built the Sheraton Gambia Resort at Brufut Heights which was finished in May 2007. This last project employed around 900 people during the construction phase.
Globally Kharafi and Sons operates in more than 25 countries around the world and has more than 100,000 employees. Nasser Al-Kharafi is president of Mohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & Sons Company (MAK Group).
General contracting electromechanical engineering steel and aluminium fabrication manufacture of ready-mix concrete, asphalt, irrigation, water treatment plants, pumping stations, port works gas and oil pipelines, airports and more.