Gambia Gov’t Announces New Nationwide Transport Fare Tariff and Queuing System for Transit Goods at the Banjul Sea Port

Ebrima G Sankareh, Gambia Government Spokesperson and residential Adviser on Diaspora Affairs to the President
Banjul, The Gambia — Subsequent to a series of productive meetings among members of the Transportation Taskforce Committee, the National Security Council (NSC), the General Transport Union (GTU), the Consumer Protection Consortium (CPC), the Consumer Protection Association of The Gambia (CPAG) and other stakeholders, The Gambia Government is pleased to inform the public that a new nationwide transport fare tariff has been adopted.
Another significant outcome of the consultations is the agreement on new a queuing system for transit goods at the Banjul sea port.
The modalities for the implementation of the new transport tariffs and the port queuing scheme will be finalized in due course and the final schedules published.
With these new developments, Government was able to avert a potentially ominous strike.
The Gambia Government appreciates and supports the understanding of Gambians and all those affected by these developments.
Ebrima G Sankareh
The Gambia Government Spokesperson
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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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