PetroGas pens multi-million dalasi contract with local firm

Monday, May 14, 2018

PetroGas, dealers in petroleum products, has again awarded a multi-million dalasi contract to a local company dubbed “Alieu Jallow Construction” (AJC) for the erection of two filling stations in Bansang and Allunhareh. PetroGas started with 11 filling stations all within the Greater Banjul Area. Their first multi-million dalasi project was the construction of two filling stations in Farafenni and Kaur. This is the company’s second multi-million dalasi expansion project to rural Gambia just within 16 months. Upon completion, this five-month project will increase PetroGas filling stations to 15.

The signing ceremony was held on Friday at PetroGas Head office in Banjul. Speaking at the forum, the Managing Director of PetroGas Lang k Konteh described the project as another milestone in the company’s short history. He said their focus at PetroGas is on growth, job creation and local content. “We are happy to provide job opportunities for people in rural Gambia with a view to mitigate rural-urban migration”, he said. Mr Konteh further expressed delight that the company is growing steadily and contributing its quota to the socio-economic development of The Gambia.

The consultant, Sheikh Tijan Sallah of Aprium Consulting said many contractors bided for the project amongst which AJC emerged winner after a thorough evaluation. He commended members of PetroGas contract committee for their support and cooperation during the evaluation, which he said was conducted in accordance with the leading protocols of the bidding process.

PetroGas Sales and Retail Manager, Barrow Touray, described the project as another landmark that will go long way in bolstering their commitment to customer needs. She lauded AJC for the impressive submissions they made during the tender.

For his part, Alieu Jallow of AJC lauded the initiative saying it will create job opportunities for youths of the respective areas both during and after the construction.

Since its inception in January 2017 PetroGas has demonstrated a high sense of commitment to its corporate social responsibilities. The company has donated protective gears to the police garage in Kanifing and relief items to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).

Mr. Jallow thus called on other companies to emulate PetroGas in patronising local enterprises. He asserted that the project would be completed within the specified period.